High bunker prices along with stricter environmental regulations (e.g. air emissions, ballast water) are forcing the shipping industry to focus on new technical and operational solutions for achieving cost-effective operations, as well as to document the environmental performance.
DNV has pioneered advanced environmental tools, standards and services in the past. Knowledge of the environmental challenges facing the maritime industry continues to be the cornerstone of DNV’s quest for protection of the marine environment, whilst at the same time allowing for safe, reliable and cost effective maritime transportation.
Research activities related to new promising engine technologies, alternative fuels, new power supply systems (e.g. fuel cell) and measures for fuel saving and emission reductions
Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the requirements to environmental performance within the maritime industry
Contributing to understanding how the maritime industry impacts both the local and the global environment
Achieving cost-effectiveness through new technical and operational solutions
Identifying future maritime trends
Follow up rules development and consequences
Cost benefit analysis
Seeking methods for oil pollution prevention
Modelling energy consumption and emissions