RINA Services SPA
Description: RINA Services is the operative company of RINA, independent international organization for ship classification, safety and quality control, recognized by more than 75 National Administration world-wide to carry out, on their behalf, statutory verification concerning maritime safety and environmental pollution prevention. RINA is founder member of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) and EURACS (European Association of Classification Societies). With its 140 offices, RINA is operating in 49 different countries and has a staff of about 2100 persons, 75% of who’s with university degree. RINA is involved in RTD activities in the fields of ship design, ship safety, hydrodynamics, structural analysis, materials, fire protection, risk analysis, human factor , information technology and certification. A significant percentage of its annual budget is spent in co-operative projects, as of today RINA is co-operating in RTD with more than 40 organizations worldwide. RINA has always being involved in the development of national and international standards and regulations including also safety and environmental aspects.
Main tasks: RINA contributes to WP1, 2, 4, 6, and 7
Alessia VERGINE, graduated in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 1998. In 1999 joined RINA at the Research and Development Department as expert in Risk Analysis.. In October 2003 she was moved to RINA Head Office at the Plan Approval – Machinery Section. In April 2004 she joined the Marine Services Development section. Since June 2007 she has been leading the Research Team coordinating the research activities of RINA Marine Division.
Michela BORLENGHI obtained the PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Genoa with the thesis “Methods to minimize the environmental impact caused by the operation of Ro-Ro/pax and passenger ships” in 2008. She joined the Research Team of RINA in 2008 and she has been mainly involved in a number of research projects concerning green aspects of shipping.
Alessandro GRASSO, in 2011obtained the PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Genoa on nonlinear seakeeping. Since 2008 he has cooperated with RINA, following some technical activities related to structural condition assessment and hull stress monitoring systems. He joined RINA in 2010 and is currently working at the Research Team, involved in some research projects concerning seakeeping, hydrodynamic performance and decision support systems.