Det Norske Veritas
|Key people||Henrik O. Madsen (CEO)
Atle Bergshaven (Chairman)
|Revenue||NOK 9,792 million|
|Operating income||NOK 810 million (2010)|
Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is a classification society organized as a foundation, with the objective of "Safeguarding life, property, and the environment". The organization's history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.
DNV describes itself as a provider of services for managing risk.
Together with Lloyd's Register and American Bureau of Shipping, DNV is one of the three major companies in the classification society business. DNV has its headquarters in Høvik, Bærum, just outside Oslo, Norway. It has 300 offices in 100 countries, and over 10,000 employees. Important industries where the company operates include ship transport, energy (including wind and solar), aviation, automotive, finance, food, health care and information technology. It also conducts research in several fields where it operates.
The foundation splits its operation into 3 corporations
DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas Classification, verification, risk-management and technical counselling to Maritime and Oil/Gas companies globally.
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability Counselling, testing and certification services to the global energy sector, including: Renewable energy, emissions, energy efficiency, power production, transfer, and distribution.
DNV Business Assurance Certification, assessment, training/education that supports customers products, processes and organisation globally over a wide spectrum of fields
It also has a subsidiary; DNV Software developing software in ship design, engineering, risk, construction and various calculation programs to the maritime, energy and process sector. Additionally they make the program EasyRisk Manager
- "2010 Annual Report" (PDF). Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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