GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Green Shipping

Denmark to launch underwater robots for offshore industry

offshore

The Technical University of Denmark inaugurated a laboratory, where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs, independently of weather conditions.

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New industry initiative on welding pushes subsea efficiency

subsea

The welding of subsea pressure retaining equipment is key in ensuring high-quality performance. However, different end user requirements are added to regulatory requirements for subsea welding, without a clear guidance on best practice. A DNV GL-led joint industry project addresses this by harmonizing the end user requirements into one industry standard.

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New agreement aims to optimize wind projects

wind

DNV GL informed that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goldwind International, to explore development of a new software portfolio, allowing to monitor the company's wind assets worldwide in real time. The MoU was signed during the Norway-China Partnership for Low Carbon Energy Transition seminar.

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Prysmian to supply first renewable energy-powered vessel

energy

Prysmian Group announced that it entered in a partnership with the research institute CEA Liten, to provide cables on the Energy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources. The vessel is committed to a six-year trip around the world, building a consensus about new solutions for a cleaner future.

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IMO leads training on energy-efficient shipping

training

Under the GloMeep project, maritime educators from South Africa took part in an IMO training workshop to introduce the topic of energy-efficient ship operation into their teaching curriculums. The workshop supports maritime training institutes to deliver the IMO Model Course 4.05 to seafarers.

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Santa Barbara program protecting air and marine life expanded

program

In an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales in the Santa Barbara Channel region, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and partners announced that the Vessel Speed Reduction voluntary incentive program will include for the first time the San Francisco Bay Area. This week, ships began to be enrolled in the program.

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