Det Norske Veritas AS
Description: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent, autonomous foundation working to safeguard life, property and the environment. DNV history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels. DNV comprises 300 offices in 100 countries, with more than 10,000 employees, develops rules and establishes requirements regarding how ships and mobile offshore units are to be constructed. DNV Research & Innovation promotes and facilitates DNV’s interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technological leadership, secure knowledge sharing across business units, and focus on potential rather than welldefined needs. DNV Research & Innovation has throughout the years been successful in creating a wealth of knowledge, extreme expertise, grand ideas, and innovative solutions to significant problems for DNV and its customers. DNV has long traditions in continually reviewing knowledge, ability and technology through R&D activities.
Main tasks: DNV is participating in work packages 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 of the SHOPERA project. DNV is leading the work package 1 and several project tasks (Task 1.1, Task 2.2, Task 6.2.1, Task 7.1) and will participate in preparation of submission of the project results to IMO.
Dr. Elzbieta Maria Bitner-Gregersen, PhD, Principal Research Engineer. PhD in non-linear shallow water modelling of waves. She has been working in DNV Research Department with research projects on probabilistic description of waves, non-linear wave models, wave load/response analysis, structural reliability analysis and Formal Safety Assessment (FSA). Bjørn Johan Vartdal (Ph.D) Holds a Ph.D from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology on elastic plastic fracture mechanics. Dr. Bingjie Guo. Research Engineer. Employed by DNV Research and Innovation in 2011. Dr. Olav Rognebakke, Senior Engineer. Graduated in marine technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, PhD in marine hydrodynamics. Mr. Jens Block Helmers, MSC Engineer NTH (NTNU, 1989), Marine Hydrodynamics. Dr. Eivind Ruth holds a PhD from NTNU (2008) within Marine Cybernetics, focusing on thrust allocation for DP operation. Mr. Gabriele Mazza, Holds a Master of Engineering degree in naval architecture; he has been a member of the IACS project team developing the Minimum Propulsion Power recently presented at MEPC 64. Mr. Jaeouk Sun is a Senior Engineer in the Maritime Advisory department of DNV. Dr. Cosmin Ciortan holds a doctorate degree in naval architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon. Dr. Hui Sun, Senior Engineer, PhD at Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.