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Location: Scandinavian, Norway
"SIGTTO provides a platform for both today’s safe operations and tomorrow’s industry advancements. The safety record of LNG carriers is second to none within the maritime industry. SIGTTO and its members deserve huge credit for that. It’s the close collaboration that underpins the wider success of SIGTTO: all stakeholders are working together for collective industry gain, not personal advantage."
Wrote by Johan Petter Tutturen, Vice President, Business Director Gas Carriers, DNV.
Since our formation in 1864 DNV has been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. As one of the world’s leading classification societies we provide a trusted, expert and innovative range of services, helping customers tackle risk, optimise performance, and face the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow with confidence. Gas tankers and terminals are a key area of expertise.
DNV is a pioneer in the fields of LNG and LPG, maintaining leadership through an approach centred on close collaboration, innovation and an insatiable appetite for knowledge.
We were involved in our first LNG tanker project back in 1954 (approval in principle for a 7,500m3 carrier with enclosed aluminium spherical tanks) and have been at the forefront of developments ever since. Notable milestones include the invention of the membrane containment system (which later became the Technigaz LNG Containment System) by a DNV scientist, while we also partnered on the creation of the “leak before failure” concept, originally introduced on MOSS type carriers.
Today we continue to play a key role in the development of new technologies, services, standards and recommended practices for the liquid gas sector. Partnerships are at the heart of our activity, with ongoing collaboration with operators, suppliers, governments and industry associations, such as SIGTTO, to support progress across the entire gas value chain. We are proud to be the leading classification society in the gas carrier segment, while we have also supported the safe development and operation of 35% of the world’s LNG plants. We currently have a market share of around 60% of the global FSRU niche.
All over the world, our diverse teams are united by their desire to support our customers’ ambitions and pave the wave for safe, efficient and responsible operations within the dynamic, ever-more-important, liquid gas segment.
SIGTTO provides a platform for both today’s safe operations and tomorrow’s industry advancements. As such its aims chime perfectly with those of DNV and we see the organisation, and its members, as key partners in the successful development of the liquid gas sector. A sector that, incidentally, DNV views as central in enabling a green energy transition, both for shipping and wider society.
The safety record of LNG carriers is second to none within the maritime industry. SIGTTO and its members deserve huge credit for that. DNV works hand in hand with the organisation to develop rules, guidelines, and safety and operational instructions, engaging in open and expert dialogue to share experience, process understanding and, wherever possible, enable improvements. It’s this close collaboration that underpins the wider success of SIGTTO: all stakeholders are working together for collective industry gain, not personal advantage.
This was evident in the development of 2016’s IGC Code, on behalf of IMO, where over 40 companies and organisations worked as one to create the revised rules. DNV was proud to feed its expertise and unique understanding into this critical process.
Today we maintain an open dialogue with SIGTTO and all its members; always on hand to provide assistance, insight and deep level understanding, while also writing on-going documentation (such as published guidelines) to help the industry achieve its ambitions and safeguard future success.
In many ways we see SIGTTO as the glue uniting this sector and helping hold standards high. DNV is happy to both enjoy and enable those strong industry bonds.
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