• 2018 March 10 18:17

    New DNV GL's JDP looks to drive marine battery safety and adoption

    Classification society DNV GL has announced the launch of a joint development project (JDP), designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry, DNV GL said in its press release. More than a dozen partners from the entire value chain have joined the initiative, including flag states, research institutions, battery and propulsion suppliers, fire detection and extinguishing system providers, and ship owners, operators and yards.

    “Including batteries in ships, whether as a hybrid or fully electric system, offers the industry the opportunity to improve fuel economy, reliability and operational costs,” says Geir Dugstad, Director of Ship Classification and Technical Director in DNV GL – Maritime. “For this technology to fully take hold, however, knowledge and requirements must be in place to ensure that we have products and a safety regime that address the concerns of all stakeholders while also creating the conditions for this technology to take off in the market.” “With the new advances in alternative fuels it’s our ambition to actively partner with the maritime industry and contribute to solutions that satisfy vessel safety and environmental impact while also taking the industry’s commercial needs into consideration,” says Director General of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, Olav Akselsen.

    Denis Cederholm-Larsen, Senior Ship Surveyor at the Danish Maritime Authority, corroborates that sentiment adding, “There is a great opportunity to further enhance the approval process for these types of systems with reliable technical input. This type of collaborative, industry focused research program is the perfect platform for those developments.” “We put a great deal of effort into ensuring the safety of these new alternative systems, but the cost of the present safety and approval methodology is cumbersome. This collaborative effort gives a chance for an even greater level of safety while also ensuring that these new and advanced technologies can be implemented to a greater extent”, says Rasmus Nielsen, Naval Architect and Officer at Scandlines.

    ABB, a leader in providing technical solutions, adds, “We believe this type of project arrangement will be extremely beneficial, to raise the level of understanding of all parties involved to a very high degree, while also providing guidance that the entire industry can benefit from,” says Jostein Bogen, VP Global Product Manager, Energy Storage and Fuel Cells in ABB. Thus, the JDP brings together stakeholders from across the whole maritime industry, creating a deep pool of expertise, knowledge and experience from many different perspectives to develop a greater understanding of the challenges and requirements of expanding the use of batteries in the maritime realm.

    At the end of the JDP the partners hope that they will have enhanced their own understanding so as to optimize their own products and services, while also created a set of inputs that can be taken up by the industry to not only push the development of the batteries themselves, but the associated systems, procedures, and approval processes. The JDP officially kicked off at the end of 2017, with major tasks defined as follows.

    The project will wrap up with dissemination activities in 2019.

    1. Safety Model Development and Assessment Based on Prior Knowledge

    2. Concerted Lithium-Ion Battery Risk Assessment

    3. Battery Safety Testing Program

    4. Battery Safety Simulation and Analysis Tool Development and Refinement

    5. Project Management, Dissemination, Input to Requirements and Rules

    This collaborative and forward thinking effort exemplifies the technological leadership capabilities of an organization like DNV GL and a new way of developing key technological requirements. Through global research & development and progressive Maritime Advisory services, DNV GL continually sharpens its technical understanding, enabling it to conceive of and execute such efforts that can proactively address key technological questions and develop rules that lead and help industry rather than slow it down.

    Project Partners: Norwegian Maritime Authority, Danish Maritime Authority, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt, FFI), Corvus Energy, maritime battery systems vendor, Plan B (PBES), maritime battery systems vendor, FIFI4MARINE, lithium-ion fire extinguishing system provider, Nexceris, developer of battery off-gas sensing technology, Rolls Royce Marine AS, propulsion and system technology provider, ABB, propulsion and system technology provider, Stena, ferry owner and operator, Scandlines, ferry owner and operator, including largest maritime battery installation in the world, Damen, ship builder, DNV GL.


2018 June 23

09:44 Port of Long Beach announces $16.8 million project to build infrastructure to support zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment
09:43 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea
09:40 Prosafe wins further work for Safe Swift in the Mediterranean Sea
09:35 Costa Cruises celebrates float out of its first ship for China market

2018 June 22

18:24 Shareholders of Volga Shipping Company approve reorganization
18:05 Port of Los Angeles gives $1 million in grants to 30 local organizations
17:50 Denis Khramov appointed as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources
17:29 RF Government approves resignation of Victor Olersky
17:06 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for RoRo equipment to China
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
15:51 LUKOIL-Bulgaria Bunker starts operating the Bellona tanker at the port of Constanta, Romania
15:34 Port of Rotterdam Authority, DSM, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, FrieslandCampina, Suikerunie, Gasunie, Groen Gas Nederland, ECN, Energy Academy Europe make recommendations for the smarter use of biomass
14:50 Construction works commence in Tallinn Old City Harbour's Terminal D where Tallink ferries are served
14:27 IMO rolls out ferry safety video
14:03 India to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019
13:38 First shipbroking companies to join SEA\LNG coalition
13:00 Vympel Shipyard delivers 50th fast patrol boat of Project 12150 Mangust to Russian FSB Border Service
12:36 LUKOIL will pay dividends for 2017 in the amount of RUB 130 per ordinary share
12:12 REMPEC hosts regional workshop on response to HNS spills in Valletta, Malta
11:49 IMO regional workshop to address the impacts of fouling
11:25 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 million passengers in 5M’18, up 17.3%, Y-o-Y
11:03 Ulstein announces naming of the Acta Auriga
10:28 “M/V “VASILIY TATISCHEV ” with IMO number 8885157 refused access to the Paris MoU region for the second time
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 1.15% to $73.79, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.25% to $66.36
10:00 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 10.5% to 1.5 million tonnes in 5M’18
09:38 Yevgeny Pankratov appointed as Director of FSUE Rosmorport’s Sakhalin Branch
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,347 points

2018 June 21

18:27 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Philadelphia with Koch
18:00 CMA CGM announces new rotation on ASAF service
17:56 Russia is in need of small bunkering tankers, LNG bunker supply ships and bunker barges - Damen
17:31 Gate terminal (Gasunie/Vopak) to increase ship loading flow rate
16:58 Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers with secure and efficient document workflow
16:24 Freeport of Riga Authority joins Cruise Lines International Association
16:02 Danaos Corporation announces comprehensive debt refinancing agreement
15:50 MABUX: All eyes are on what course of action OPEC will call for
15:40 12 LNG bunker supply ships to be put into operation in Singapore by 2025
15:02 Ship garbage recycling pilot wraps up at Port of Brisbane
14:39 Vyborg Shipyard launches port icebreaker Ob built for FSUE Atomflot
14:02 APM Terminals supports World Clean Air Day with App upgrade
13:41 Igor Zolotykh appointed as Harbour Master of port Ust-Luga
13:23 Victor Olersky appoints Igor Ishchenko as Harbour Master of port Primorsk
13:02 EU member states’ experts on ship recycling meet in Brussels
12:39 XI Russian Forum “Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market” opens in Saint-Petersburg
12:16 ABS issues industry-leading Guide advancing DC power for hybrid electric applications
12:00 Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku
11:57 HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center and the Rotterdam Port Authority launch unique cooperation
10:55 CMA CGM to acquire CONTAINERSHIPS, a leader in intra-regional transportation in Northern Europe
10:53 Protecting marine life from ship noise is in the focus of meeting on oceans and the law of the sea
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:02 Maritime officials in Morocco undergo training at IMO workshop in Casablanca
09:41 Closer look at the interpretation of maritime law
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,373 points

2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy