DNV GL reports that it has published the first classification guidelines for the use of additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, in the maritime and oil & gas industries.
After close to 30 years working with maritime software provider SpecTec, former CEO Giampiero Soncini has left the firm’s parent company Volaris Group to take up a new position with Italian classification society RINA (Registro Italiano Navale).
DNV GL reports that it has begun the roll out of IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, following years of work on pilot projects with owners and flag administrations to test and gain acceptance for the use of electronic certificates.
Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP) to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces for use in ship surveys.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released details of its new type approval process for cyber enabled components on board ships, with the aim of offering an assurance system to provide confidence in the market for the supply of cyber enabled components.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime and the newly appointed chairman of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies), has announced a series of initiatives outlining IACS’ intention to support its stakeholders in taking advantage of the rapid digitalisation of ship operations.
ClassNK reports that it has expanded its electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates to include the flag states of Panama, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands.
ClassNK has released the latest version of PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers, its structural design support software for container ships.
Lloyd's Register (LR) has launched the LR Unmanned Marine Systems Code, a goal-based code to assess unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements.
ClassNK reports that it will commence operation of its electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates from 15 June 2017, with the ClassNK e-Certificate service to initially be made available exclusively to Liberian-flagged vessels on the ClassNK register.
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