Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent, autonomous foundation established in 1864 with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today, DNV has more than 300 offices in 100 countries with about 5,800 staff. The DNV head office is at Høvik, Norway.
DNV’s original role was that of contributing to safety in shipping and is now one of the world’s leading maritime classification societies. During the last 30 years, DNV has increasingly provided services in the areas of safety, environment and quality to the world’s offshore, process, transport and utility industries, as well as to regulatory bodies. DNV’s Technology Services unit has several hundred experts in technical verification working for a range of industrial and regulatory clients world-wide. DNV Consulting has more than 200 experts in environmental and risk assessment and analysis working for many industries on all continents. For more information about DNV, please see http://www.dnv.com.
DNV Research aims to build new knowledge and know-how for all DNV units and to contribute towards renewal of DNV’s future services. It is an important part of our company strategy to carry out research and development within key technology areas. One of these is mitigating climate change from anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and therefore DNV aims to contribute to reliable and safe CO2 geological storage.
DNV also participates in several networking and research initiatives related to CO2 capture and storage, including CO2NET and CO2SINK. DNV has supplied risk management services to the project leadership of the Weyburn project.