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GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW - Credit: GE

World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine Hits Key Milestone

The world's most powerful wind turbine in operation, GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, has reached an important milestone.Namely, classification company DNV GL has granted it a provisional type certificate (IECRE Provisional RNA Component Certificate) which demonstrates GE’s Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards and provides evidence that its design is on-track to meet the full type certification requirements.Testing activities of the 107-meter long blade currently taking place at UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth

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VIDEO: Drone Inspects FPSO Tank. It Could Soon Do It On Its Own

drones could soon be used for tank inspections on offshore installations, with data immediately analyzed by AI. This would boost safety and cut costs, as the need for scaffolding, and for technicians climbing on an into tanks for inspection would be eliminated.Drone company Scout Drone Inspection and DNV GL, the quality assurance firm company, that have been working together to develop an autonomous drone system to cut inspections costs, and to increase safety, have this week shared a major milestone in this area.DNV GL said Tuesday that a drone - controlled by a pilot - had successfully inspected a

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Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech to Get U.S. Patent

elastic floating membrane.Elsewhere in the floating solar solutions space, Italian oilfield services firm Saipem and Norway's oil firm Equinor have recently partnered up to to develop a floating solar panel park solution for near coastal applications and rough weather conditions. More on that HERE.DNV GL Awards 'First of its Kind' Floating Solar Certificate 

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Van Oord Installs Slip Joint Foundation at Borssele Wind Farm Site

basis," Van Oord said Tuesday."After years of developing the system in cooperation with its technology partners, Van Oord deployed offshore installation vessel Aeolus to install the Slip Joint foundation this week," Van Oord said.The design and production of the Slip Joint was certified by DNVGL in the autumn of 2019, with MottMcDonald assessing it on bankability aspects. The Borssele Site V project consists of two 9.5 MW wind turbines and Van Oord has been awarded the Balance of Plant scope for this project.Slip Joint foundationThe Slip Joint is based on friction, with the weight

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Are O&G Digital Twins Useful? DNV GL Moves to Find Out

Offshore classification and technology advisory group DNV GL has set out to test and see if Digital Twin technology and data can be trusted and if they deliver value.The Norway-based firm has thus launched an international call to oil and gas operators and the supply chain to pilot a methodology to prove the value of the technology.Companies manufacturing hardware across the oil and gas value chain must prove the safety, quality and integrity of components, equipment and assets through recognized quality assurance principles. However, no standard process exists to provide the same mechanism of trust

Dry ice formed by cooling exhaust gasses to -120°C is formed into Carbon Descent Vehicles that sink to depths of about 500 meters, where they penetrate the seabed, storing CO2 safely as liquid CO2 and CO2 hydrate. Image: MDC

The Path to Zero: Creating a Pathway to Carbon-Negative Shipping

fossil fuels may become carbon free.MDC sees analogies between the IMO’s 2020 sulfur regulations and the 2050 zero-carbon target: “The expected energy penalties in adopting a zero-carbon strategy are low – it’s a ‘no-brainer’,” said Henrik O. Madsen, former DNV GL President and CEO. “Shipowners should take responsibility and not compete but collaborate in the area of carbon footprint reduction to meet the 2050 zero-carbon target. In my opinion, this is an area that is far too important to become the victim of competition – this is a problem for

The Webtool CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool is designed and manufactured in the UK by Allspeeds Ltd. (Photo: Allspeeds)

Subsea Cable Gripper Redesigned for Longer Deployments

Gripper for up to 20 days before recovery to the surface is a significant boost to the gripper’s utilization in cable and umbilical recovery campaigns,” said Keith Elliot, managing director, Allspeeds.Developed in consultation with international certification body and classification society, DNV GL, the CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool is the only cable and umbilical retrieval tool to meet the exacting design codes and standards for marine operations, and offshore and platform lifting appliances. Specifically, the CRT200 satisfies the requirements of DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine Operations & Marine

Morten Fon, President & CEO, Jotun (left) and Geir Haaoy President & CEO, Kongsberg (right). Image: Jotun

‘Hull Skate’ Your Way to Cleaner Hulls, Better Fuel Efficiency

;s control center through an umbilical and can be operated remotely for vessels anywhere in the world with 4G coverage. Inspection and proactive cleaning of a hull will normally take around 2 to 8 hours depending on size and condition.Technology partners in the project include Kongsberg, Semcon, DNV GL, Telenor, as well as shipping companies Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Berge Bulk and Maersk.Image: Jotu

Armed and ready: an Ecotone Underwater Hyperspectral Imager, or UHI, attached to an ROV (top) and stand-alone. Photo: Courtesy Ecotone

Pipeline IMR: An All-seeing Eye

codes for field joints are FJFD for filler damaged; FJFE (filler exposed or loose wrapping) and FJCC (corrosion coating exposed). The coded “events” accrue and help form a readable, accurate pipeline report.It isn’t just Ecotone generating pipeline repair codes. Class flag bearer, DNV GL, has for years been pushing its RP-FF11e recommended practice code for subsea pipeline repair. It covers fittings like clamps, couplings, T-branch connections and isolation plugs, including the welded connections of these.That’s where Ecotone can help: by scanning miles of connections, en masse

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