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DNV and GL to merge

December 30, 2012 Featured, News No Comments

GL_GROUP_SMALLHamburg/Oslo – An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and risk experts in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, and among the global top three in management system certification.

“The merger rests on a strong strategic rationale, and responds to the challenges of increased globalisation, rapid technological change and the need for sustainable development. Our customers will benefit from an increased service offering and global competence base as well as one of the densest networks,” says DNV’s Group CEO, Henrik O. Madsen, who will be the CEO of the combined new company. ”The merger with DNV supports our long-term goal of being recognised as one of the most respected technical assurance and advisory companies in the world”, adds GL Group’s CEO, Erik van der Noordaa.

By combining the two international organisations, the new company will be one of the world’s leading independent technical service providers with state-of-the-art technological expertise and strong capabilities for innovation. With more than 17.000 employees and an extensive global network of offices, DNV GL Group is positioned to meet increased international competition and even better serve the needs of the customers. … Continue Reading

South Stream gas pipeline construction starts up

December 10, 2012 Featured, News No Comments

The Russkaya compressor station site (near Anapa, Krasnodar Territory) hosted today the celebrations dedicated to the construction start-up of the South Stream gas pipeline.

South Stream is a comprehensive infrastructure project that gives a powerful impetus to development of the economies in the participating countries

“The start-up of South Stream construction is indeed a historical event. The project embodies the intention of Russia and the countries of Southern and Central Europe to strengthen the partnership in the energy sector and to create a new reliable system of Russian gas supplies to European consumers.

South Stream is a comprehensive infrastructure project that gives a powerful impetus to development of the economies in the participating countries,” said Alexey Miller. … Continue Reading

ECO-Assistant Receives Lloyd’s List Asia Award for Environment

November 13, 2012 Featured, News No Comments

The trim optimisation software tool ECO-Assistant, has won the Environment Award at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2012. Developed by FutureShip, the maritime consulting arm of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), the award celebrated ECO-Assistant’s instant effect in reducing the fuel consumption and environmental impact of a vessel.

“We are honoured to receive the award, which is another indicator that the maritime industry recognises and appreciates GL’s longstanding commitment to reducing bunker consumption for the shipping industry,” said Mr. Steen Lund, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of GL Maritime Services Asia/Pacific at the award ceremony held in Singapore.

Trim is one of the central drivers of energy efficiency in ship operation. ECO-Assistant delivers an optimum trim angle for a specific ship with the input of only a few simple operational parameters, such as current speed, displacement and water depth. This instantly leads to less bunker consumption, less CO2 emissions and a payback that can be counted in months. It can be installed on any computer, requiring no modifications to the ship and no interfaces with the vessel’s systems. … Continue Reading

MCA Trainee Officer Of The Year 2012

October 10, 2012 Featured, News No Comments

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is once again recognising the exceptional dedication of a recently qualified seafarer with the MCA Trainee Officer of the Year award 2012.

The honour aims to encourage and recognise quality within the maritime industry. Its given to those that demonstrate outstanding achievements during their training. Nominations are made by nautical colleges alongside the trainees sponsoring company. The winner is decided by a panel of judges, including representatives from the MCA and other industry figures.

This years winner is Elizabeth Ann Dykes from Wigan. She studied at Fleetwood Nautical Campus and commenced her cadetship in January 2009 with James Fisher & Sons plc serving on coastal oil tankers.

Elizabeth says: Ever since stepping on board a cruise ship when I was young, I knew I wanted to work within the maritime industry. … Continue Reading

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