DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

Apr 27 2021


ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation.

DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation.

 

The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) levels. Vessels with this notation can minimize their impact on marine life and document noise performance for authorities, or those requiring proof of noise emissions for transit through vulnerable areas.

 

ONEX Peace is a competitive ship that can operate in waters with strict regulations without disrupting the sea’s ecosystem,” said Gemma McQueen, Director of Corporate Communications at ONEX DMCC Dubai UAE. “This proven low noise technology will create the capability to deliver improved operational performance, expand operational routes, and enhance environmental management of the ship.”

 

“In a highly competitive market, HHI has proved its capability to build a high-quality ship with improved fuel efficiency while satisfying eco-friendly underwater noise standards,” said Won-Ho Joo, Senior Executive Vice President, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). “We will strengthen research and development on low-noise and green ships to ensure our continued competitiveness in the future eras of eco-friendly ships.”

 

"We are very pleased to achieve the world's first DNV SILENT-E notation certification for a merchant ship with our technical support,” said Booki Kim, President of Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO). “We will actively support the industry by continuously developing eco-friendly and low-noise ship-related technologies that proactively respond to IMO environmental regulations and take the lead in the development of marine environment protection technologies.”

 

DNV, HHI and KRISO are conducting a joint research project on measuring and evaluating underwater radiation noise. As part of the study, the parties carried out the underwater noise measurement and analysis of the ONEX Peace. Subsequently, DNV granted the SILENT-E notation, verifying that it meets the requirements of certification.

 

“By receiving the notation, ONEX and HHI are demonstrating that they are looking to stake a step ahead in working to minimize the impact of shipping on the environment,” said Vidar Dolonen, DNV Regional Manager for Korea and Japan. “This is becoming increasingly important for stakeholders at all levels of the value chain, and we hope that the awarding of this notation is another important milestone that will help to raise standards in shipping to the next level.” 

 



Related News

LALIZAS Service Station in Middle East: One year of successful operation!

(Sep 16 2021)

LALIZAS is pleased to announce that its Service Station in Middle East, based in the United Arab Emirates, has completed one year of successful operation.



SafeSTS & Gall Thomson launch active emergency release system for ‘Vision Zero’

(Sep 16 2021)

Unexpected mooring breakouts have always been recognized as the biggest risk during offshore STS operations. From developing new ways to mitigate the risks to crew at the mooring stations and the hose manifolds, as well as to the environment, from un...



IFAN invests $1.2m in future-proofing safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf

(Sep 16 2021)

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near $1.2m investment in safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf, that will see significant recapitalisation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) sites it oper...



DNV awards AiP to SHI for VLCC Fuel Ready design

(Sep 02 2021)

DNV, the world's leading classification society, has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for a "Fuel Ready" (ammonia, D, S, Ti) class notation for their 300,000 dwt LNG fueled very large crude carrier (VLCC) desig...



SafeSTS pioneers step-change in ‘green’ technology for ship-to-ship transfers

(Aug 12 2021)

A revolutionary new ship-to-ship cargo transfer system has been developed and patented by SafeSTS for the Dynamic Positioning (DP) shuttle tankers sector.



Aug-Sept 2021

Sea Cargo Charter - ship recycling - CO2 from tank cleaning - fixing damaged propeller blades