DNV, an independent expert in assurance and risk management, will collaborate with three energy companies to address safety hazards associated with the deployment of transition technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), and the use of hydrogen and ammonia.
The certification specialist will lead three parallel joint industry projects (JIPS) with companies that actively use green technologies to accelerate the energy transition. In the process, DNV hopes to develop further its software designed to increase safety and mitigate risks such as gas dispersion, fire, and explosions.
The second JIP will bring together Equinor and DNV to explore the consequences of low storage temperatures, dispersion, fire, and explosivity for hydrogen.
For the third JIP, the risk management company partners with Equinor, Var Energi, and Horisont Energi. It involves the development of solutions for ammonia safety and mitigating the consequences of toxicity.
DNV has been developing its KFX CFD software for more than 25 years in partnership with a wide range of energy-related companies and organizations.
“DNV has in recent years been involved in CFD simulation software development projects,” said Kenneth Vareide, CEO of Digital Solutions at DNV. “The joint industry projects for CCS, hydrogen, and ammonia safety strengthen our commitment to the energy transition.”
DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. The company delivers testing, certification, and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management.
The certification specialist company also provides digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, and smart cities.