DNV GL Launches Revised Design Standard And New Certification Guideline For Floating Wind Turbines

Floating Wind Turbine

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has published the revised standard for the design of floating wind turbine structures DNV GL-ST-0119, and a new guideline for the certification of floating wind turbines, DNVGL-SE-0422.

Together, the two documents define design and certification requirements for floating offshore wind turbine concepts, prototypes and projects. The guidelines provide the most comprehensive technical reference suite for this...


HHI Receives AiP For Using LPG As A Fuel For VLGC From LR


HHI has received an AiP during a presentation at Gastech – the leading exhibition and conference for the global gas, LNG and energy industries held 17-20 September in Barcelona, Spain – from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel. This development was the result of collaboration between HHI, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and LR.

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It is the first time the shipyard has received an AiP for LPG as a fuel design, as per the new IGC code. This demonstrates HHI’s firm...


Les cendres du vice-amiral Józef Unrug rapatriées en Pologne


Le mardi 25 septembre 2018, se tiendra, sur le site de la base navale de Brest, une cérémonie en hommage au vice-amiral Józef Unrug et à son épouse, à l’occasion du rapatriement de leurs cendres en Pologne.

Figure clef de la constitution de la Marine polonaise après l’indépendance de son pays en 1918, le vice-amiral Unrug s’est notamment illustré lors de la Seconde guerre mondiale. Fait prisonnier en 1939 alors qu’il défendait la péninsule de Hel de l’ennemi allemand, le vice-amiral Unrug...


L’armateur gazier Gaslog s’équipe d’un simulateur Kongsberg

Marine Marchande

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) and GasLog have agreed on the terms of a contract through which KDI will deliver a comprehensive LNG simulator package designed to enable new levels of safety and operational training for GasLog’s professional crews.

GasLog, an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, operates 27 LNG vessels through its subsidiary, GasLog LNG Services and seven ships currently on order. The KDI contract represents a major commitment and investment on...


Un nouveau commandant pour le SNLE Le Vigilant


Le lundi 24 septembre 2018 à 11h00, le contre-amiral Antoine Lecoq, adjoint au commandant des forces sous-marines et de la force océanique stratégique, fera reconnaitre le capitaine de vaisseau Olivier Burin des Roziers comme commandant de l’équipage rouge du sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d’engins (SNLE) Le Vigilant. Il succède ainsi au capitaine de vaisseau Remi Thomas.

Né le 6 décembre 1972, le capitaine de vaisseau Olivier Burin des Roziers intègre l’Ecole Navale en 1994. Il rejoint les...


Marine insurers face gathering storm as dust settles on IUMI 2018

IUMI 2018 was held in Cape Town (pictured). Credit: Getty Images The 144th annual conference of the International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) ended in Cape Town with underwriters recognising that behind the positive messages action is urgently needed.
Maritime trade may well be on the rise,...


Reinforcement of English law approach to international arbitral process

A report from John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull UK says that the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Sinocore International v RBRG Trading (Lower court decision reported on by IMN on July 14th 2017) to reinforce the English Law approach to the international arbitral process was “to be respected...