Det Norske Veritas
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|Key people||Henrik O. Madsen (CEO)
Leif-Arne Langøy (Chairman)
|Revenue||NOK 9,792 million|
|Operating income||NOK 810 million (2010)|
DNV GL is an international classification society, with main locations in Norway and Germany. DNV GL is the result of the 2013 merger between DNV (Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas) and Germanischer Lloyd.
DNV was 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 Bureau Veritas 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 merger was approved by competition authorities in South Korea, the USA, the EU and China, allowing the merger contract between DNV and GL to be signed September 12, 2013.
Old DNV Organization
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.
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