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Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. The company forms the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society, a leading technical advisor to the oil & gas industry and a leading expert for the electrical power industry value chain. DNV GL is also as a world-leading certification body.

Serving global industries through a global network

DNV GL provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

DNV GL is:

  • the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society and a recognised advisor for the maritime industry
  • a world-leading independent provider of risk management, technical advisory and technical assurance services to the upstream oil & gas industry
  • a world-leading provider of testing, certification and advisory services to companies in the electrical power value chain
  • a world-leading provider of software for managing risk and improving asset performance in the energy, process and maritime industry
  • and one of the world-leading certification bodies

DNV GL comprises about 300 sites in more than 100 countries, and has revenues of about EUR 2,500 million per year. Our 16,000 professionals around the world are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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The merger between DNV and GL is now approved and the new company - DNV GL – is operational from September 12, 2013.

Purpose Values Vision

Our Purpose is our reason for being, as an organisation. It is why we do what we do. We are all working to fulfill this obligation to society – it’s our promise to all stakeholders as DNV GL.

Key figures

DNV GL's key financial figures are not yet compiled across the group, but below an early estimate is provided.

A global leader

The merger between DNV and GL is now approved and the new company is operational from September 12. DNV GL creates the world’s leading ship and offshore classification society and a world-leader of independent assurance and expert advisory services following the merger clearance by competition authorities.

For more information

Please contact DNV GL's Group external communications and relation department at +47 67579900 for more information.