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SHIP DESIGN CLASSIFICATION “When it comes to alternative fuels, I’m a big fan of the French philosopher, Voltaire: ‘Let’s not make perfect the enemy of good.’ Maybe, we don’t have the perfect solution, but it’s certainly important to start moving in the right direction” in the end.” Ørbeck-Nilssen said DNV carbon footprint analysis. “DNV, via ic) is the use of remote surveys,” said has been running joint industry proj- the Veracity platform, is working on Ørbeck-Nilssen. “We (DNV) were in a ects for decades, including the Singa- what we call the Emission Insights,” very fortunate situation because we al- pore Decarbonization Center that was said Ørbeck-Nilssen. “This is a digital ready launched the concept of remote recently formed together with several tool available to our customers, and use surveys back in 2018, well ahead of the other key players in the Far East, as of this (and other tools on the Veracity pandemic. And then, naturally when the well as the Maritime Technologies Fo- platform) makes a lot of sense when it pandemic hit, we were able to really rum, where a number of class societies comes to compliance on the regulatory leverage this.” Regardless of the tech- and ? ag states come together to work side when it comes to emissions.” nical challenge ahead, Ørbeck-Nilssen on R&D and safety-related issues. From the side of class, the digitaliza- advises that collaboration is the key. In tion trend is taking many shapes, par- Norwegian, we call this Dugnad. That

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