As the marine industry keeps adapting to the low oil prices era, the shipping companies face a completely new set of difficult challenges. They have to battle to contain the cost in various offshore operations and projects while, at the same time, they have to compete in a very competitive and increasingly flexible market of onshore services.
This happens along with the ongoing expansion of the LNG industry. This work is backed by over 150 years of the industry experience. In brief, this official DNV GL publication includes following major chapters - Facing up to a new normal - Technology foresight - Focused on the future - Building knowledge with bold ideas - Experts dedicated to making a difference - A broad service portfolio - Technical assurance... In addition to the above, it addresses the risk management advisory, some aspects of the offshore classification, various software solutions for the offshore industry as well as the services for project strategy, concept and feasibility.
The enterprise risk management services, concept and engineering support, safety and environmental risk management services and technology qualification and assessment have also been dealt with, along with the project verification and certification, project design services, due diligence and project risk management - as you can see, this small booklet contains quite a lot of useful info.
In the relatively near past, it was the established tradition that the vessels, once they had left the port, were almost completely isolated from any type of communication with the shore. This situation continued to be true until the radio installation on ships have been introduced - we are now talking about the very beginning of the twentieth century. Since that time, the capacity as well as the coverage of communication between vessels and the shore bases has been evolving.
However, it shall be noted that we are currently experiencing significant changes in this field, with the introduction of the digital signals - their advantage is that they are easily transferred from shore to the vessel and in the reverse direction, at quite significant rates and, what is very important, this can be done independent on the location of the vessel. In this document the editors try to describe the technical updates and developments as well as the implications that such developments can have for the shipping industry of the nearest future.
Four major parts of the present DNV GL paper cover historical and current drivers, modern communication and future developments in this field, ship connectivity - how it will be in the future, and opportunities ahead...
Ethane is produced from natural gas (on an industrial scale) and is actually treated as the by-product of oil refining process. The global production of this gas was at about 55 million tonnes level in 2013, the majority being in the United States and Middle East. It is primarily used in the chemical industry, namely in the production of another gas, ethylene. In turn, ethylene is further used in the production of PVC, polyethylene, styrene and ethylene glycol.
Throughout the history, ethane gas has been carried in the small ethane/ethylene carriers that were specifically designed for transportation of ethylene, taking into account its boiling point of -104C, ethane and other LPG cargo. The present report consists of two parts. In part A the authors look at the most important factors influencing the expected future demand for the transportation of the ethane cargoes from the United States.
It is assumed that such increasing demand will require larger ships (with capacity more than 400000 cub.m.) and it means that these ships will most probably be too large for the containment systems that have been in use up to today. This is what the second part of this report is dealing with - what the new containment systems may look like. /span>
Here is the document listing all the vessels that are classed by Russian Register, one of the world's leaders in the field of classification. This Register book is released once every two years so this edition is the last published. The book contains all information related to the sea-going vessels that are self-propelled and have the gross tonnage equal to or exceeding 100 tons.
The present release of the publication contains valuable info on the ship owners - their names have been recorded in the Column 1 of this Register. The e-version of the Record is also available and it includes the latest amendments, i.e. those taking place after this publication have been released. Though all data contained in the document were obtained from the reliable sources of information, RS cannot actually guarantee the accuracy of all provided details.
The publication starts with the list of abbreviations and symbols used, followed by the key to the Register and the main block. Then there is list of former names of the vessel and list of owners in Russian Federation and in the foreign countries. The document will be very useful for people who may require the full information on the vessel, having only the name and knowing that the vessel is classed by RS.
Rogue waves did always attract rapt attention of the researchers in the offshore and general shipping industries, in marine academia, and media during past years. These waves are also called freak/abnormal waves, or even giant waves, and are considered quite steep and also larger in comparison to the waves surrounding them.
There was a number of serious accidents which involved vessels and offshore installations - those incidents have been reported and discussed, and these waves were considered a reason; however, they not yet been included in the class society rules and recognized offshore standards. This paper was released to summarize the latest available information on rogue waves phenomena and its impact on ships as well as different marine structures. The authors have also focused on recent research projects in which this Class Society has participated.
Hopefully, this booklet will definitely provide readers with some better understanding on this weather phenomenon. In addition to that, the authors have proposed some future research activities required to support the inclusion of the rogue wave effects in the operational and design procedures related to the offshore structures and vessels, in particular. They have also emphasized the need for the warning criteria for such waves.
Another release of the popular Maritime Impact magazine issued by DNV GL for their customers and business partners. This issue was published under motto - Uncovering the Potential. Have a look in this paper and you will find so much interesting inside.
The first part of the publication contains some news on the innovation and technology, fleet performance, environment protection, latest energy studies, LNG bunkering issues, green shipping etc. this block is followed by the updates in the cruise market and standardization, ship security and international conferences. There is a separate article dedicated to the new classification notation developed and offered by DNV GL - GAS READY, and about the Barzan container vessel, the first one to be delivered with this new notation.
Significant part of the paper deals with the environment protection - we all know and understand that speed shall no longer be considered the only thing that matters in the shipping industry - the increasing importance of the sustainability is something to be discussed. The optimization of the fuel consumption is also one of the trending matters of today's industry - and the technical expertise, huge experience and many solutions enhancing the efficiency, that were proposed by DNV GL professionals, are playing a serious role.
It is a great pleasure for us to greet our readers in the pages of our Magazine. We believe that the marine industry of the nearest and distant future will be very data-smart and the technology is mature so now it is high time to embrace the ICT-supported shipping. Today, the vessels are getting smarter and the systems used to optimize both onshore and onboard performance are getting more and more sophisticated.
The release of the present issue of our Magazine coincides with the famous Marintec China exhibition taking place in Shanghai city and some latest developments in the industry have been presented there and also found their reflection in this release. Here is the brief contents of what is inside this issue of Maritime Impact - The DNV GL Magazine for customers and business partners. In this issue: Customer Focus - You will Never Sail Alone - Fleet expansion - LNG bulkers - Widening - Oil tankers - Specialized ships - Jacking gear - Classification - LNGreen - Cruise market - Customer support - Ship breaking - Smart shipping - Business intelligence - Ship connectivity.
This magazine contains the updates related to the maritime industry and will be useful for those willing to be in the loop of all latest happenings in the industry.
Today, demonstrating and assuring the safety and integrity of the offshore units has become much more important than ever before. Offshore classification plays a very significant important role in this respect and success will rely on new ways of working: reducing complexity and streamlining processes for greater quality and cost efficiency, while analysing increasing volumes of data to manage risks and generate safer, more sustainable operations.
DNV GL's in-depth knowledge and experience of the offshore industry and its fast-evolving regulatory landscape enables us to offer the most efficient classification services in the industry. We provide customers with dedicated support across the entire facility lifecycle. Drawing on a worldwide network of expertise, we offer specialist local advice and provide offshore unit owners, operators and legislators with a transparent and consistent sen/ice based on technical and regulatory knowledge and insight. We provide a truly comprehensive range of classification and other related services to ship designers and builders, ship owners and operators of offshore units (MOUs), ensuring safe, reliable and high-performing mobile offshore units. Added value beyond compliance As a trusted advisor on safety in a complex regulatory environment, we deliver added value to customers by improving efficiency and oversight.
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