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  • 6 April 2016

    DNV GL has developed a standard for safe operations and service specification for certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines beyond their original designed lifetime. Taking into account the different perspectives and needs of operators, manufacturers and energy suppliers, DNV GL said it further developed its approach to extend turbine’s lifetime that has been introduced […]

  • 4 April 2016
    R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has certified a new technology for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades in a special process from a polyurethane resin and a glass fiber fabric, developed by Covestro, a supplier of high-tech polymer materials headquartered in Germany. According to Covestro, its system is the world’s first polyurethane resin to receive this certification. “This brings us a […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    In its preliminary 2015 results, DNV GL has reported an operating revenue of NOK 23.389 million (approx. EUR 2.5 million) for 2015, which is an increase by 8.2% compared to the previous year (NOK 1,766 million; approx. EUR 186,413).  Group President and CEO of DNV GL, Remi Eriksen, said: “Given the challenging market conditions, particularly in the oil & gas industry, […]

  • 3 March 2016

    DNV GL has appointed Ditlev Engel as the new CEO of its Energy business area, effective as of 4 April, when Engel will succeed acting CEO Elisabeth Harstad and report to the Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen. The company’s Energy business unit provides testing, certification and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, power grids, […]

  • 1 March 2016

    LOC Group has appointed Dr R V Ahilan as the Director of the Group’s Renewables Advisory & Energy Technology unit. Ahilan joins LOC from DNV GL, where he was executive vice president of the Renewables Advisory Division. LOC said the new appointment will drive its ambitions to increase its scope in the renewables sector and to […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    DNV GL has published a fully revised set of service specifications for project certification of wind power plants, the DNVGL-SE-0190, designed to ensure the safe and reliable operation of wind power plants, their assets and components throughout the project life cycle. DNV Gl says that this fully revised certification scheme is the most complete set […]

  • 15 February 2016

    DNV GL’s Materials Research Programme has published a new position paper that looks at the latest developments in materials and shows the need for establishing long term reliability of novel materials deployed in renewable energy systems. Attention has focused to a large extent on cost and efficiency and to a lesser extent on the key […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Technology

    Adwen’s AD 5-135 turbine has obtained the first Type Certificate based on the Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012, issued by DNV GL. The new guideline contains a type certification process especially developed for offshore wind turbines, and it updates the previous version from 2005 to fully comply with GL’s Guideline for […]

  • 21 January 2016

    DNV GL has acquired Gothia Power, a Swedish provider of advanced analysis and measurements for power production, power transmission and power consumption. DNV GL President and CEO Remi Eriksen said: “This company’s expertise and services are a perfect match for DNV GL’s existing portfolio in the renewable power, transmission and distribution industries. I am therefore happy to announce this acquisition, […]

  • 20 January 2016

    DNV GL has awarded Siemens with final type certification for its new 7MW offshore wind turbine, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. According to DNV GL, it was crucial for Siemens Wind Power that the newly developed SWT-7.0-154 is IEC Type Certified and reached the market on time, as demand for offshore turbines to […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve risk assessment of offshore helideck turbulence through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The project’s aim is to bridge the gap between advised and actual hazardous flight conditions, ensuring cost-effective designs and helicopter operations without compromising safety. CFD is widely used in high-level analyses of […]

  • 9 December 2015

    DNV GL has published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry, DNV GL said. “By addressing a complete set of requirement for materials, strength, safety and functionality as […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities, Technology

    Global certification body DNV GL has awarded component certification to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new frequency converter – the DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind – which can be integrated in on- and offshore wind turbines up to 3.5 MW. This is the first component certificate to be awarded by DNV GL according to its own […]

  • 19 November 2015

    DNV GL and ZephIR Lidar have signed a framework agreement which allows customers to request a ‘DNV GL Independent Quality Report’ in addition to the standard Performance Verification provided with all new systems. Ian Locker, MD at ZephIR Lidar, said: “This framework agreement gives the industry further confidence, if required, that ZephIR 300 can be trusted to […]

  • 16 November 2015

    DNV GL today unveiled Turbine.Architect, a new in-house software tool enabling turbine engineers and component developers to quickly calculate the impact of their technology on Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a realistic wind project. DNV GL will conduct the first public demonstration of Turbine.Architect’s capabilities at the annual European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) event […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Training & Education

    DNV GL will hold a two-day wind turbine technology course in Bristol, UK, on 28 and 29 October.  The attendees will see the basics of wind energy conversion, the evolution of today’s giant wind turbines and many key decisions about the design concepts explained. During the course, rotor design, direct drive and the increasing diversity […]

  • 22 October 2015

    The concept of using wind power for offshore oil and gas applications is one step closer to realisation, DNV GL informed today. WIN WIN, a DNV GL-led joint industry project (JIP), is running with the following seven participants: ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, Statoil, VNG, PG Flow Solutions, and ORE Catapult. Initial DNV […]

  • 19 October 2015
    R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has certified a software developed by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult as part of a project to develop a new bi-axial blade fatigue testing method. The project is aimed at reducing fatigue test times by almost a half and overall test times by a quarter. The two-year collaborative Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between […]

  • 17 September 2015

    DNV GL has awarded ABB Switzerland with component certification for its latest generation main frequency converter. The PCS6000 medium voltage wind converter has been developed specifically for use in offshore wind turbines and is available for capacities up to even 12MW offering a future-proof solution. The certificate has been presented by Mike Wöbbeking, Head of […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The global certification company for renewable energy services DNV GL has been re-accredited by the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS). This allows DNV GL to conduct conformity assessment of wind turbines and their components, wind farm projects and their assets, small, medium and large wind turbines, on- and offshore technology, ocean energy converters and […]

  • 17 August 2015
    R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has issued a Statement of Feasibility for Alstom’s Oceade™ tidal turbine, which is the first milestone in the process of achieving Prototype Certification of the tidal turbine Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW. Alstom has been selected to supply four Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW tidal turbines to one of the world’s first tidal stream arrays in […]

  • 14 August 2015

    Following the 2011 disaster at a nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan reduced its reliance on nuclear energy and now depends heavily on expensive and imported energy, mainly deriving from finite sources. A group of students has came up with solution for offshore production, storage and transportation of renewable hydrogen called Jidai. “We have developed Jidai, […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President (EVP). Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting 1 August 2015. Since 2013, Ørbeck-Nilssen has served as COO and Senior Vice President […]

  • 8 June 2015

    DNV GL has submitted the project certificate for the German offshore wind farm Meerwind Süd|Ost to WindMW, responsible for the development, construction and operation of the project. Meerwind Süd|Ost is a 288 megawatt offshore wind farm, located 23 kilometers offshore from the island of Helgoland, and one of the largest projects of its kind in […]

  • 28 May 2015

    The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process to find and appoint the new DNV […]

  • 19 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has awarded Siemens Wind Power with offshore prototype certification for its new 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine SWT-7.0-154 which will now undergo field testing in Østerild, Denmark. The prototype certificate confirms the compliance of the wind turbine design with the mandatory prototype requirements of the IEC 61400-22 standard and the Danish Executive Order (DEO). […]