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DNV GL seeks feedback on draft rule set

DNV GL seeks feedback on draft rule set
DNV GL has handed out its new rule set, comprised of the two rule sets brought together by the merger of DNV and GL, to 800 customers and stakeholders as part of an external hearing process.

The resulting feedback will be incorporated in the rules, expected to be published in October 2015 and enter into force on 1 January 2016.

“From the beginning of this project, we wanted these rules to be unique in the way they reflected industry experience and input,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, incoming coo of DNV GL - Maritime. “So our objective has been to have our customers and stakeholders deeply involved throughout the development and implementation process.

“Already, at the recent Nor-Shipping trade fair we signed several joint development projects with leading yards to work together with us to ensure the rules deliver the quality, safety and process efficiency our customers expect.”

The rules feature 38 defined Ship Type Class Notations, with all requirements for each ship type in one place, for the benefit of shipyards and designers. “One of the areas where we truly believe the rules will set a new standard for the industry is in the hull structure rules,” said Geir Dugstad, head of division classification at DNV GL Maritime. “The new advanced load concept is a major step towards a more realistic representation of the environmental loads.

“Along with our state-of-the-art capacity models, this concept will increase the consistency in the safety level applied for the complete hull structure. In addition, this approach will also accommodate the challenges related to development of novel and unusual designs.”