DNV and GL to mergeNews // December 21, 2012
An agreement has been signed to merge the class societies DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group.
"The merger rests on a strong strategic rationale, and responds to challenges of increased globalisation, rapid technological change and the need for sustainable development. Our customers will benefit from an increased service offering and global competence base as well as one of the densest networks,” said DNV’s Group CEO, Henrik O Madsen, who will be the CEO of the combined new company.
“The merger with DNV supports our long-term goal of being recognized as one of the most respected technical assurance and advisory companies in the world”, said GL Group CEO, Erik van der Noordaa.