Lifting appliances and deck equipment

Ship owners and manufacturers all over the world rely on DNV’s expertise in the field of cranes and lifting.

Ship, port and offshore operations involving cranes, lifting appliances and elevators need to be safe to avoid threats to life, cargo and assets.

DNV offers outstanding know-how in this field. Depending on the intended use (ships, port, mobile offshore units/installations) and requirements (customers, flag and port authorities), our services encompass DNV rules as well as other regulations and standards.

Appliances and equipment covered by us:

  • New and in-service cranes
  • Lifting appliances
  • Launching appliances, winches and release mechanisms for life saving
  • Winches,brakes and gears
  • Loose gear such as rings, shackles, slings, chains, lifting beams, spreaders, skids, grabs, etc.
  • Personnel lifts and elevators
  • Offshore gangways
  • Accommodation ladders and Ship-to-shore gangways
  • Pipe- and cable -laying systems
  • LARS for ROV and Diving systems
  • Launching appliances for work boats and tender boats

We provide:

  • Design approval and type approval according to the following DNV standards and recommended practices: DNVGL-ST-0378, DNVGL-ST-0377, DNVGL-ST-0498, DNVGL-ST-0358 and DNVGL-RP-0232
  • MED certification of life saving appliances as listed above
  • Certification based on international standards: ISO 3730 (Mooring Winches), ISO 7365 (Towing Winches), ISO 5488 (Accommodation Ladders), ISO 799 (Pilot Ladders), NS 2584 (Bollards), SMD regulation No. 695 (Shark Jaws), ISO 7061 (Aluminium shore gangways) and other Certification of personnel lifts and elevators according to DNV rules based on EN 81
  • Conformity assessment for flag or port states
  • Inspection and testing
  • Technical support, e.g. dynamic de-rating, damage evaluation, analysis of incidents, fit-for-purpose and conditioning assessments, verification of rebuilding and capacity increase

Your needs are at the heart of our services: You gain individual certification solutions perfectly matched to the intended use and requirements of your equipment.

DNV certification assures:

  • A seal of quality for your products
  • The trust and confidence of your customers
  • Easier access to the market
  • Less work and lower costs per product due to type approved designs
  • Expert support whenever you need it