DNV to carry out operations through three separate companies

dnvlogoAs of March 1, DNV's operations will be carried out through three separate companies: DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability and DNV Business Assurance. Each company in the DNV Group will have a dedicated leadership team. The new structure follows the acquisition of a majority stake in KEMA, a specialist in business and and technical consultancy, testing, inspections and certification, risk management, and verification, along the energy value-chain.

CEO Henrik O. Madsen will become CEO of the DNV Group. DNV now consists of more than 10,000 employees and has offices in 100 countries. DNV has 1,700 employees,in the U.S. and more than 1,200 in China where it has more than 1,200 employees.

"Historically, DNV has been strongest in the shipping industry, and this is still true today," says Mr. Madsen."Our solid base in the maritime industry has allowed us to branch out into the oil and gas sector, where we now have a firmly established presence. From there, we have expanded into cleaner energy and built up our work in certification. Now we are further expanding into the fields of power generation and transmission, gas distribution and sustainable energy use by joining forces with KEMA"

DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, will provide services to DNV's traditional core markets. The company is a world-leading classification society and has a strong foothold in the offshore and oil & gas sectors. It will be headed by CEO Remi Eriksen, the current COO of DNV's Asian operations. Tor E. Svensen will continue to be President of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas.

DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, will provide services covering the entire energy value chain from energy source to end user. The company will be headed by Thijs Aarten, the current CEO of KEMA.

DNV Business Assurance, headquartered in Milan, Italy, has operated as a separate legal entity in DNV since 2010. It is one of the world's leading certification bodies, offering the latest in certification services. The company will be headed by Luca Crisciotti, the current Director of Operations of DNV Business Assurance, Division Asia and Australia.

February 29, 2011

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