In 1897, DNV's council found, after long and careful deliberation, that there was a need to appoint an engineer surveyor in the Americas. When engineer Hans Johansen sailed into New York harbor in 1898, it was the start of 100 years of DNV's presence in America.
Since then, our core competence has been to identify, assess, and advise on how to manage risk. Whether we classify a ship, certify an automotive company’s management system, or advise on how to best maintain an aging oil platform, our 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.
An international partner
While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has worked internationally since 1867 and has established approximately 300 offices in 100 countries. As a knowledge-based company, our prime assets are the creativity, knowledge, and expertise of our 9,000 employees from more than 85 different nations.
While many of our services, such as management system certification and corporate responsibility, can be applied successfully in any industry, our main focus industries are:
The US regional office is headquarted in Houston, Texas. Other North America offices are located in the following cities.