We present a selection of case studies that demonstrates DNV GL’s risk based approach to climate change adaptation.
Extreme waves can damage oil and gas platforms. Our analysis suggests that future conditions influenced by climate change may render existing rigs unsafe according to present criteria. If so, decks should be raised and support jackets strengthened.
Due to climate change the height of the most extreme waves will probably increase, posing a greater hazard for shipping. Our study examines structural failure of tankers and gives recommendations for increasing hull strength
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy brought unprecedented floods and destruction to New York, Long Island and its surroundings. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power for several days. A simulation by DNV GL shows that by 2050 and 2090, climate change could give a Sandy-like storm much greater impact on electrical systems.