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DNV GL gets Europe single Recognised Organisation status

DNV GL gets Europe single Recognised Organisation status
Newly merged classification giant DNV GL has received authorisation to operate as a single Recognised Organisation (RO) in the European Union (EU) from this week, and will have its organisational structure in place from 1 January 2014.

“From this week we are operating as one Recognised Organisation in the EU. That means we have had two – three months where we operated as two organisations but now we are operating as one,” Remi Eriksen, coo of DNV – GL said at Marintec China 2013 on Tuesday.

It is understood that DNV GL is still working on RO arrangements in other parts of the world although those are less formal in nature than in its home base in Europe.

The classification society also unveiled in its new corporate image at the event as moves towards a common organisational structure at the start of 2013.

“On September 12 we were operating as one company however we had two legacy lines in function at that time and now we have a new organisational structure so by 1 January we will have a new organisational structure with the whole management structure in place and we will have one management structure,” Eriksen said.

Moving into 2014 the task for DNV GL will be two develop a common rule set combining the existing rule sets of the two classification societies with a view to accommodating more innovation with the rule set.

“This common rule set we will have by the end of 2014 will be the most advanced and modern and combine the goal based and functional based with some prescriptive guidance so you can choose some different ways to fulfill overall implementation of the rules.

“This will allow sufficient predictability for construction but at the same time allow for innovation in technology and alternative way of solving the challenges,” he said.

DNV GL believes the combination of GL’s expertise in areas such as container shipping and DNV’s in offshore while combine different strengths in the new rule set.

Merged classification society classes 25% of the world fleet of ships, measured by gross tonnage.