Partner 5: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

DNV is an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. DNV's history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels. Since then, DNV's core competence has been to identify, assess, and advise on how to manage risk. Whether DNV classifies a ship, certify an automotive company's management system, or advise on how to best maintain an aging oil platform, the focus is to safely and responsibly improve business performance.

As a leading international provider of services for managing risk, the point of managing risk is not necessarily to eliminate risk, but to have an overview of the most critical risks and manage them professionally. DNV's technology understanding blended with competency within risk management has been used to assess, evaluate and manage the risks involved in numerous high-profile projects around the world.

While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has worked internationally since 1867 and has established approximately 300 offices in 100 different countries. This global network is linked together by state-of-the-art information technology that enables us to create value for our customers in a consistent manner worldwide. As a knowledge-based company, our prime assets are the creativity, knowledge, and expertise of our 7,000 employees from more than 85 different nations.

DNV is one of the world's leading classification societies, and helps the maritime industry manage risk in all phases of the ships life, through ship classification, statutory certification, fuel testing and a range of technical, business risk, financial and competency related services.

One of the most important competitive advantages of DNV is our investment in research and innovation that will safeguard life, property and the environment. Since 1954 DNV has had a dedicated research department that has enhanced and developed services, rules and industry standards in multiple fields. DNV has and is participating actively in EU-funded projects such as HARDER and SAFEDOR.

DNV's key persons for project FLOODSTAND are: Anne V. Hartmann Head of section, Stability, and Inge Seglem Approval Engineer Stability

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