With its long-standing maritime expertise in regulatory affairs, operational experience and technical innovation, DNV GL is prepared to support our customers to overcome the 2020 challenge.

Approval services

Based on decades of experience, DNV GL has developed several class notations to support the switch to low-sulphur fuels, preparing ship owners for lower sulphur limits and more:

  • Emission Reduction (ER) notation, including a new notation for exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) to cover scrubbers
  • Scrubber Ready notation
  • Gas Fuelled notation
  • Gas Ready notation
  • Low Flashpoint Liquid (LFL) Fuelled notation, to cover methanol as fuel, and other fuels with a low flashpoint
Global Sulphur Cap DNV GL Services

Advisory services

DNV GL Maritime Advisory is separated from class activities and supports customers with a variety of services to make the right technological and financial decisions for global sulphur cap compliance:

  • Fuel changeover calculator
  • Remote survey of tank cleaning
  • Ship Implementation (SIP) review
  • Scrubber services (PDF), eg. feasibility studies and scrubber water discharge assessment
  • Control system software testing
  • Alternative fuel and technology decision support
For more information, please visit our environmental technology and alternative fuels service page.

Inspection services

DNV GL’s ENVILAB provides state-of-the-art exhaust gas emission measurements directly on site, whenever and wherever needed. Our exhaust gas emission measurements cover:

  • Test-bed and on-board measurements according to the IMO MARPOL NOX Technical Code 2008, RVIR Guideline 16 and 97/68 EG for diesel engines (off-road applications)
  • Gaseous components, incl. NOX, CO, CO2, O2, HCs, NMHC and SOX
  • Pollutant particle emissions such as particulate matter (PM), opacity or smoke number (FSN)

For exhaust gas measurements, please email us at ENVILAB