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  • 19 May 2015

    2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group AS (DNV GL) following the merger between DNV and GL. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also increased our revenues by 10%, achieving an operating revenue of NOK 21,623 million,” […]

  • 7 May 2015

    DNV GL and Chinese Qualification Certification (CQC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to better support and guide manufacturers of wind turbines and key components through the local Chinese regulatory compliance process. The MoU is particularly focused on the new standards and regulations from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) that will come […]

  • 1 May 2015

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has achieving internationally recognised standards in quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management. The technology innovation and research centre, established in 2013, was awarded the following accreditations in March 2015 following assessment by DNV-GL: ISO 9001:2008 – Requirement for a Quality Management System ISO 14001:2004 – Requirement for […]

  • 2 April 2015

    The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed DNV GL as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Technology

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been granted type certification for the V164-8.0 MW from leading classification group DNV GL. Chief Technology Officer Torben Hvid Larsen said the type certification of the V164-8.0 MW validates the thorough test and verification programme, demonstrating the quality of the turbine. “The fact that certification of the V164-8.0 MW from […]

  • 23 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    WaveRoller® has reached an important milestone with the validation by DNV GL of load calculation and structural analysis methods. Simulated results were compared to measurements made during sea trials of the WaveRoller® Pilot Power Plant in 2014. DNV GL used its wave energy converter modelling tool, WaveDyn, to simulate the loads on WaveRoller®’s structure. The response […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    In “Beyond Integration: Three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid”, a recent global industry research initiative, DNV GL gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across more than 70 countries. The study addressed key questions on how to best move forward the integration of renewables into the global electricity grids to ensure the future […]

  • 12 March 2015

    DNV GL today announced Nikola Vasiljević, Ph.D from DTU Wind Energy, the Technical University of Denmark, as the winner of the 2015 PhD Award in Renewable Energy. He was awarded a €5000 cash prize for his winning thesis, “A time-space synchronisation of coherent Doppler scanning lidars for 3D measurements of wind fields”. The judging process […]

  • 10 March 2015
    R&D

    DNV GL today announced three Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) aimed at developing recommended practices for the global wind industry to further develop industrial accepted design practices and methods, lower risks and reduce costs. 1. JIP: Coupled dynamic analysis of floating wind turbines Floating wind provides an opportunity to globalize offshore wind as a technology in a […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The integration of approximately 60% of renewables into the European electricity system will be feasible by 2030, but will come with an extensive expansion of infrastructure, including transmission and distribution networks as well as conventional backup generation, DNV GL said. The challenges of grid integration of renewables can be mitigated by a number of technical […]

  • 23 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, together with Ricardo and DNV GL, has launched the first phase of a three stage collaborative industry project aimed at improving the reliability of tidal turbine powertrains by reducing risk at the design phase and aiding design optimisation. Improved reliability will increase energy output and ultimately drive down the […]

  • 21 November 2014

    Earlier this month, DNV GL hosted a three-day customer seminar on wind farm certification in Paris for the first time after the merger. France staged the premiere of this new seminar due to the French Government’s commitment to offshore wind and the recent public commitment to IEC standards. The seminar attracted participants from across the […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL (formerly KEMA) has signed an agreement with TenneT for the renovation, rental and occupation of the former head office of TenneT in Business Park Arnhems Buiten. The building will be renovated to become one of the most sustainable offices in the Netherlands. The location is expected to be opened in the third quarter […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    CPNL Engineering received a DNV GL status confirmation for its belmouths, monopile entry system and the regular cable protection system. This system used in 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm and nine other offshore projects has been reviewed by certification entity DNV GL, based on the recently obtained test results at the University of Exeter […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    On 31 October 2014, a consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij signed a framework agreement with TenneT TSO for the provision of engineering services. Based on the framework agreement, the consortium and its partners Roos+Bijl and Joulz will support TenneT in the further development of the Dutch high-voltage grid as preferred supplier for Connections and […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The future of EU–China relations, the country’s investment in Europe as well as sustainable growth and environmental protection in the Chinese economy were just some of the topics on the agenda at the 6th Hamburg Summit last weekend. To foster new relationships and honor key players for their efforts in European–Chinese cooperation, the world’s largest classification society […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Training & Education

    DNV GL will soon hold one-day courses in Germany and Poland for offshore wind industry professionals who wish to acquire a comprehensive overview of the subject and to have the latest technology and issues clearly explained. Offshore wind resource and energy yield, wind turbine and support structure technology, installation logistics and operational activities will be covered, […]

  • 6 October 2014

    Last Friday, Johan Sandberg, service line leader for offshore renewable energy at DNV GL, held a presentation about a global vision for floating offshore wind power in 2050 at the University of Maine campus at the Advanced Structures and Composite Center. Sandberg said: “As the industry began in 2000, Germany built a turbine that started […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today, DNV GL celebrates its 150th anniversary of DNV and the one year of the DNV GL merger in The Hermitage and The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. DNV GL wishes to celebrate this milestone primarily by looking ahead and has therefore developed six strategic themes for a safe and sustainable future. Four of these […]

  • 30 September 2014
    R&D

    DNV GL announced its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP), aiming to develop a safe and reliable calculation concept for the life-time of slewing bearings which will increase the reliability of wind turbines. Extreme weather, heavy loads and remote locations are some of the challenges for wind turbines, requiring the highest level of reliability for the […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts today share the findings of its latest report “Offshore wind: a manifesto for cost reduction” at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014. Industry action on reducing offshore wind costs is widely regarded as essential to secure the future of this strategically important energy source in Northern Europe as […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    New DNV GL guidelines and practices ensure safe connection of offshore wind to the transmission grid using High Voltage DC technology. DNV GL has together with the Swedish Transmission Research Institute (STRI) and ten industry players developed a methodology for technology qualification of offshore High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technologies through a joint industry project. […]

  • 18 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial acceptance. Floating LiDAR technology uses […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

  • 26 August 2014

    DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification), has together with STRI (the Swedish Transmission Research Institute) and ten industry players developed a methodology for technology qualification of offshore HVDC technologies through a joint industry project. As offshore wind farms are being built farther from the coast and more offshore oil and […]

  • 21 August 2014

    DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification) will offer key insights into the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today and in the future at the CIGRE session for electric power systems in Paris between the 25th and 29th of August 2014 (stand number 355). “At a time of great […]