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DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

DNV GL said on Monday it is working with Equinor to undertake a third-party verification study of the Norwegian Hywind Tampen floating wind farm, expected to be the world’s first offshore wind farm powering oil platforms.Situated in the North Sea approximately 200 kilometers west of Florø, Norway, north of Gulfaks and south of Snorre, the Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 8 MW turbines capable of meeting 35% of the annual power demand of the two oil fields, including the the five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms. The introduction of floating offshore wind could cut

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NRG Systems and ZX Lidars Partner

support ZX Lidars in North America. This will include the ZX 300 for onshore vertical profiling applications and the ZX 300M for near-shore or platform-based offshore applications. Both models capture finance-grade wind measurements from 10 to 200+ meters and are fully IEC classified and accepted by DNV GL as Stage 3 Bankable Lidars.To support the sale of ZX 300 and ZX 300M units, NRG will also offer custom power solutions, validation services, monitoring services, and inspection and update services

Subsea Innovation Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) used to prolong and protect operational life and production efficiency of subsea oil and gas pipelines. (Photo: Subsea Innovation)

Subsea Innovation Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

pipelines designed for water, oil or gas transport. Emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS) such as these can be immediately deployed should a subsea oil or gas pipeline become damaged or its integrity found to deficient due to corrosion or defect.The new clamp technology has earned type approval from DNV GL, making Subsea Innovation the first in the world to achieve this certification, the manufacturer said on Friday.Designed for sizes between 8” and 44” and temperature ranges from -4 to +80oC, the SIClamps provide new capability in the global pipeline market, which the Darlington based

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DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

DNV GL said it has secured a contract from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the full-scale S-N fatigue testing of large diameter bolts. The objective of the program is to improve fatigue assessments of critical bolted connections particularly in subsea applications by generating new test data.S-N Fatigue testing is the graphical presentation of the dependence of fatigue life (N) on fatigue strength (S). The testing will take place in a strictly controlled environment within DNV GL’s global laboratory network involving its sites in Columbus, Ohio and Norway, which provide extensive

Jean Morrison (Photo: AREG)

AREG Membership on the Rise

and tidal sectors.Among the 25 new sign-ups are marine engineering firm EC-OG, weather forecasting business StormGeo AS, fabric maintenance business, Venko Offshore and Optimus, the multi-discipline engineering design consultancy. They will be joining the ranks of long-term members such as BMT Cordah, DNV GL, Forum Subsea Technologies, Shell UK Ltd, and Xodus Group.AREG was founded in 2003 to support firms looking to grow within the renewables sector. It provides opportunities for direct access to some of the industry’s largest developers through its events. It also connects businesses with access

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Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region. Ingeteam’s new facility is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certificate in India. DNV GL’s Shop Approval is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive audit, and will enable Ingeteam to simplify the scope of subsequent quality inspections, or even, in some cases

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Morrison, iSIMS Introduce iJacket

further structural optimization, while still meeting or exceeding the industry design requirements for strength and fatigue performance.“A more open design ensures the iJacket is 100 percent ROV and AUV accessible, which eliminates the need for divers to carry out inspections,” Detiveaux said.DNV GL has awarded iSIMS with an Approved in Principle (AiP) for the iJacket design method and Morrison is the exclusive fabricator for North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the north coast of South America

DNV GL Recertifies Rutter’s Wave and Current Monitoring system

After extensive testing, the sigma S6 WaMoS II Wave and Surface Current Monitoring System was recertified by DNV GL in May of this year. The system was certified compliant with IEC 60945 Ed. 4 (2002-08) maritime navigation and IEC 62288 Ed. 2.0 (2014-07) radio-communication equipment and systems for Wave Monitoring Systems.The sigma S6 WaMoS II Wave and Surface Current Monitoring System provides real-time wave and surface current measurements using standard navigational radars as a sensor. The operator is able to effectively identify environmental conditions and safe operational windows with the help

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

, “We are particularly grateful to Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC for the help and support they have given us in helping to create an improved training environment which uses the very latest technology and positions us the only provider to offer this combination of facilities.”Recent research from DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan

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STATS Group Earns the Subsea Pipeline Projects Award

;which is installed when pressurized pipelines need isolation for repair, modification or tie-in activities.   The BISEP technology provides fail-safe double block and bleed isolation deployed through a single hot tap fitting. The BISEP is the only hot tap installed plug to be fully certified by DNV GL to verify that the design criteria satisfy the requirements for pipeline isolation plugs to provide dual seal and isolation in accordance with offshore standards.   STATS Group chief executive officer, Leigh Howarth said: “Over recent years we have focused our activity on developing

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i-Tech Services Earns Inspection Classification Approval

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said its Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) capabilities have been certified to deliver to guidelines set by American Bureau of Shipping, DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.UWILD is required to ensure the structural and operational integrity of a marine asset while on location. i-Tech Services’ inspection division performs these tasks using the latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV) imaging, cleaning and tooling technologies to deliver safer, more cost-effective subsea inspections for all types of assets.Conducting these surveys

Figure 1: The first iteration of the Tentacle is designed for Kraken’s KATFISH. (Image: Kraken)

Meet Kraken’s Tentacle Autonomous LARS

safety, allowing for fully automated bottom-avoidance maneuvers even in dynamic environments.The Tentacle Winch is designed to be both intelligent and robust. It meets military shock and vibration requirements of MIL-STD 901D as well as the strict international standards of Lloyd’s Register and DNV-GL codes. It is a fully electric system, providing improved response times and eliminating the need for secondary hydraulic power units. And it can be integrated on a wide range of vessels, from small unmanned surface vessels to large offshore support ships.Conditioned ReflexesIn nature, we often

BIRNS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BIRNS, Inc., designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems, announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL.The company recently underwent an audit of its business and manufacturing processes, and completed the certification to the new standard as of May of this year.The new ISO 9001:2015 standard has a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes, an emphasis on leadership involvement and demonstrated commitment to understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, with the result of continual

Wellhead schematic (Photo: DNV GL)

New Recommended Practice for Wellhead Fatigue Analysis

DNV GL releases new recommended practice for wellhead fatigue analysis to improve analysis consistency in the industry.The recommended practice(RP) DNVGL-RP-E104 Wellhead fatigue analysis has now been published. This publication is the result of a phase 2 Joint Industry Project (JIP) involving 16 oil companies and supersedes the April 2015 edition of DNVGL-RP-0142.The content of the updated RP provides specific recommendations on how to perform wellhead fatigue analysis in a consistent manner, and how to solve what have been considered as the main challenges related to wellhead fatigue analysis.

Liam Warren, operations manager at Rovco and Dominique Sewell, quality auditor. Photo Rovco

Rovco secures DNV GL accreditation

U.K. subsea services company Rovco has been awarded ISO 9001 accreditation from global industry certification body DNV GL. Following an independent assessment of Rovco’s quality management systems, the Bristol-based company received the internationally recognised ISO certification to the latest 2015 standard.   The ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation affirms a company’s ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet statutory and regulatory industry requirements, underpinning Rovco’s commitment to consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction.  

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Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

, advancement in fish finding and catching equipment, and an increased focus on sustainable fishery and improved quality of the fish. Through development of the new K-Sim Fishery Simulator, Kongsberg is meeting demands in the market with a solution that meets the STCW requirements for training and fulfils DNV GL’s certification standards. Lofoten Vocational School will be the first to bring this new approach to training to the fishing industry, which is especially important for this geographical area of Norway, where fishery is an important livelihood. The simulator will play a vital part in ensuring

COMPAC bearings with key slots for fixed key Thordon Bearings

Log-In Logística selects COMPAC

environmental footprint. The water lubricated propeller shaft concept meets this objective, as its operation does not contaminant the marine environment.”   Log-In Polaris, based on a similar design to the two ships that the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard has built for Lomar, will be built to DNV GL class and meet TMON notation requirements for extended withdrawal periods for water lubricated tail shafts.   Log-In Logística has selected other systems to ensure compliance with all environmentally focused conventions, including those for emissions, wastewater, ballast water and biofouling

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