We assist our customers in identifying, assessing and managing their most critical risks. We enhance their business performance by assessing and advising on safety, quality, technology, business and sustainability aspects. We certify or verify compliance and drive new standards, best practices and digital ecosystems within five markets: maritime, oil and gas, energy, business assurance, and software.


Modernizing classification

For the shipping industry, 2017 began with little promise, with most people expecting another year of weak growth and tight markets. As the year progressed, however, both the world economy and shipping demand picked up. Since customers were looking for new opportunities, DNV GL offered them a raft of new options and services designed to maximize their business.

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Oil & Gas

Enabling cost efficiency and safety

Early signs of stability and cautious optimism returned to the oil and gas industry in 2017. In this improving climate, DNV GL assisted customers to become more cost-effective while enhancing the safety and sustainability of their operations.

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Making renewables smarter

While an era of abundant renewable energy lies ahead of us, multiples actions are needed to move towards a cleaner, more electrified world. Larger flows of renewable energy, digitalization and the electrification of transport, industry and households make power networks more complex. To ensure a reliable electricity supply, we are helping the energy industry and large energy users manage the complexity of this fast-changing environment.

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Business Assurance

Enabling digital trust

The adoption of digital technologies combined with digital connectivity is impacting societies, enterprises and consumers, while making it more complex for companies to address multi-dimensional compliance. Companies are increasingly expected to demonstrate and communicate their commitment to and credibility regarding both performance and compliance, creating a growing need for assurance services.

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Digital Solutions

A new foundation for integrated solutions

Digital Solutions was formed as a new business area in 2017, and includes our software house. However, it only became operational from January 2018, so this annual review focuses exclusively on our 2017 software business.

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