DNV/GL Global Denton Merger

February 2013, Vol. 240 No. 2

Late last year, an agreement was reached to merge Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and GL Noble Denton.

The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. DNV GL Group will strengthen its foothold in several areas of expertise, according to a news release. With regard to Maritime, there will be a wide and deep service offering across all ship segments and a comprehensive portfolio of maritime advisory services.

In the oil and gas segment, the group will have in-depth expertise in the entire oil and gas value chain, according to the news release. The Group will also be one of the global leaders in Pipeline Verification, Safety, Risk and Integrity Services as well as offshore operations. Moreover, renewable energy will continue to be one of the strongholds of the Group. To enhance its service offering, the Group will strengthen its focus on R&D and innovation.

DNV GL Group's global headquarters will be at Høvik outside of Oslo, Norway.