Shaping the future, delivering solutions today The latest Horizons magazine looks at today’s realities while examining what the future may bring: balancing today’s requirements with the challenges and ambitions of new technology. Cyber shipping, gas solutions – including a round-up of our recent successful Greek gas event, and drone survey capabilities. There is also a focus on our Hellenic strength. LR has an ever-stronger team and client service capability in Piraeus and our Greek employees around the world provide client solutions and support every day of the year.
Find out about the key changes that will position LR as an organisation for the challenges of the future in the new issue of our Horizons magazine, along with all the latest LR news and updates from around the world.
You can read about all three major shipbuilding nations building 20,000 teu container ships to LR class, the latest developments in gas shipping, and follow LR surveyors on board an LNG carrier during docking in Qatar. Also featured are LR’s updated battery guidance, big data, and how LR is helping make the smart ships of the future a reality.
You can also find out about the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s funding of the RNLI sea survival training course; and finally, last year, LR's Global Technology Centre in Southampton was officially opened by HRH Princess Anne and all the photos are in Horizons.
News, views and pictures of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel from Heerema, pioneering work on a future of battery-powered ships and the revival of Appledore in Devon, one of the UK’s most iconic shipyards, are three of the stand-out stories in the September 2015 Horizons.
We feature an eye-catching graphic of world firsts that LR has been involved with. From the story behind the ro-pax ferry Stena Germanica – the first ship to be powered by methanol – to unusual facts and figures about Allseas’ platform installation and pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit, the Shell Prelude FLNG vessel and Heerema’s Aegir pipelay vessel, three of the world’s largest ships that have all been classed by Lloyd’s Register.
In the best of naval traditions, we include news of the building of three offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Irish Naval Service by Babcock International at its Appledore-based shipyard and, as the leading classification society for yachts, we feature an article about the revival of the early craft of yacht-making – the restoration of a yacht built in 1937.
You can also read about all the latest events, activities and contracts Lloyd’s Register has been involved with around the globe.