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  • 15 June 2017

    DNV GL has announced its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP), aiming to optimise the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lower the costs of energy during the operational project life span of 25 years or more.

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The World Bank has selected a consortium of DNV GL, the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI) and the East China Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) to draft Offshore Wind Technical Standards in China.

  • 16 May 2017

    DNV GL has invited industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind farms.

  • 28 March 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has launched Twisties, a new joint industry project (JIP) aimed at standardising and improving offshore wind logistics.

  • 27 March 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has awarded the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( with a certificate for the quality of its package of site studies for companies planning to compete in the tenders to build offshore wind farms at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Sites I and II.

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Technology

    MasterFlow 9800 from Master Builders Solutions, a brand of BASF, has achieved Type Approval Certification (TAC) from DNV GL after a validation of this offshore grout according to the applicable DNV GL Offshore Standard.

  • 17 January 2017

    Siemens has obtained DNV GL’s Prototype Certificate for its SWT-8.0-154 offshore wind turbine, which enables the turbine manufacturer to install the prototype at the test centre for wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark, to demonstrate its performance.

  • 19 December 2016

    Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, the company that merged with GL in 2009 and then as GL Garrad Hassan merged with DNV in 2014, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. Garrad co-founded Garrad Hassan in 1984 and became President of GL Garrad Hassan after Germanischer Lloyd (GL) […]

  • 1 December 2016

    DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000. DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series […]

  • 28 November 2016

    Last week, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Bayard class crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleet received the International Safety Management (ISM) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by DNV GL. The certificate was issued after an auditing process by DNV GL confirming all procedures and operations were compliant with the ISM code enabling the company to meet the […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has awarded Vattenfall with a final statement of compliance for its DanTysk offshore accommodation platform recently installed in the North Sea. This is the first offshore platform in the North Sea to host up to 50 operation and maintenance staff members working at the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm. As the offshore wind […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    DNV GL has, together with global partners, launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP)  aimed at creating a better understanding of turbulence modelling to reduce uncertainty in the design of wind farms.  The JIP “Validation of Turbulence Models” will focus on developing a new Best Practice for the validation of turbulence models. By jointly developing guidelines in […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has awarded innogy SE the project certificate for its 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm at this year’s WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition. The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard, and covers all stages of the project development from design […]

  • 27 September 2016

    DNV GL has released Bladed modelling software, a new tool that reduces computing time for wind turbine designers and uses 3D animation to review turbine behaviour. The enhanced Bladed tool integrates cloud computing resources from Amazon Web Services, saving costly IT infrastructure upgrades and lessening design time, DNV GL said. It observes turbine structural behaviour in simulated […]

  • 26 September 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The University of Bristol, UK, has appointed Ervin Bossanyi, Senior Principal Researcher Renewables at DNV GL, as Visiting Industrial Professor within the University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. Dr Bossanyi will help the university align its research programme with the needs of the renewables industry and prepare the next generation of students with appropriate skills for employment […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has completed its due diligence work of the 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project on behalf of the John Laing Group. John Laing commissioned DNV GL with the assessment and analysis of the project to make its investment decision and has […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has independently reviewed and approved the latest version of Tekmar Energy’s patented TekLink Cable Protection System (CPS) and Bellmouth Accessories. The approval from DNV-GL encompasses the full range of Tekmar’s patented TekLink CPS and Bellmouths for both ‘J-tube’ and ‘J-tube less’ applications. To date Tekmar,  a cable protection systems specialist (CPS) for offshore wind […]

  • 20 July 2016

    ELA Container Offshore GmbH has obtained the DNV 2.7-2 certification for its offshore accommodation containers for the offshore wind and oil and gas industries. The latest modules are now certified according to DNV 2.7-2, an international standard of requirements for offshore service modules and living quarter containers. The DNV 2.7-2 certification addresses key safety aspects required […]

  • 13 July 2016

    Barge Master’s gangway system has been approved in principle with DNV GL certification of offshore gangways for personnel transfer (DNVGL-ST-0358). Next to personnel transfer, the system is also approved as a lifting appliance according to the DNV Standard for Certification 2.22. The Barge Master Gangway is a motion compensation system that enables transfer of personnel […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd, the UK-based subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik AG, passed the certification audit performed by DNV GL in June. The auditors examined quality, industrial safety and environmental management at company headquarters in Edinburgh and two complete wind farms. The certificates attest that Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd fulfills all the quality, health, safety and environmental protection (QHSE) […]

  • 28 June 2016

    DNV GL today published Standard for the warranty approval of marine operations, the first to deploy a digital solution that provides users with information most relevant to a specific project.  DNV GL Standard DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine operations and marine warranty, documents design and operational requirements for the temporary phases in the development of offshore assets, including transportation […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL Americas has entered into a contract with Phu Cuong Group (PCG) to deliver a feasibility study for a USD 435 million, 170MW Phu Cuong 1 nearshore wind farm project, the first in PCG’s planned series of similar projects along Vietnam’s southern coastline in Soc Trang province. PCG, a private firm majoring in real estate development […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has awarded DNV GL with a project certification contract for the new Arkona offshore wind farm, which covers inspection phases from manufacturing, transport, installation, to the commissioning of the wind farm. Having worked on the project since 2014, DNV GL was initially appointed by E.ON for the full design assessment of the wind farm’s […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has won a contract to provide the Canadian offshore wind developer Beothuk Energy with the constraints analysis, wind resource and energy assessment, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) modeling and a preliminary wind farm layout for the 180MW St. George’s Bay project off western Newfoundland and Labrador. Beothuk awarded the contract to DNV GL through its engineering […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    DNV GL has been awarded a contract by Cosco Shipping Company Limited of China for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT is developing the offshore AC/DC converter platform BorWin gamma as part of the grid connection project BorWin3. A consortium […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Renewable generation will become the safest investment choice in the power market and dominate power generation new builds in the next ten years, DNV GL predicts in its Technology Outlook 2025. DNV GL identified ten technology trends in materials, wind, solar, electricity storage, data-communications and power electronics that will unleash a ‘perfect storm,’ creating a new power […]