Due to the rapid wind farm developments, DNV together with industry partners and authorities is now developing a new safety standard, providing safety requirements for transformer and accommodation platforms.
DNV, along with five industry partners, is developing a specific safety standard that will include structural and functional design; fire and explosion protection; access, transfer and escape and emergency power. Other safety recommendations include internal communication and communication with shore, rescue and recovery as well as standby vessel. The standard is expected to be published in October 2009. The project participants currently include StatoilHydro, Vattenfall, Dong Energy, E.ON and Energinet. A number of other companies have also expressed an interest in getting involved and the project is still open to participants. The Technical Review Group currently consists of the UK Health and Safety Executive and the Danish Energy Authority.? DNV will also provide recommendations to the Norwegian, German, Swedish and Dutch Authorities.