World Energy Council welcomes DNV GL as new Global Partner

DNV GL will support and share expertise with the world’s most influential energy network

David Walker, CEO of DNV GL Energy, with Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council

 

1 April 2015, London – The World Energy Council has welcomed DNV GL, a major global resource of independent energy experts and a leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, as the newest member of its Global Partner programme.

DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. For the oil and gas industry DNV GL provides a broad range of services, such as technical assurance, marine assurance and advisory, risk management and offshore classification.

David Walker, CEO of DNV GL – Energy: “DNV GL’s overall goal is to help governments, energy providers and other stakeholders manage the world’s growing demand for energy, while balancing costs, reliability and the environment. In this energy trilemma we take a broader view of working beyond borders and boundaries, sharing our expertise from various regions and transferring these best practices to where they can achieve the most. I look forward to work with the World Energy Council and their network to learn and share our expertise as we strive for safety and sustainability in the energy and oil & gas industry.”

As a Global Partner of the Council, DNV GL will also be actively engaged in the activities of its national member committees in the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the US to promote sustainable energy development in these countries as a part of the World Energy Council’s energy vision.

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, commented: “Our Global Partners provide important insights for our dialogues in today’s uncertain energy world. DNV GL has significant experience in standardisation, certification and risk assessment across the entire energy value chain and with worldwide reach. Its insights at a time of important innovation will be greatly valued by our exclusive global energy leadership community.”

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Kristina Acker

Communications Manager, World Energy Council

Mail: acker@worldenergy.org

Telephone: +44 2,072,922,090

 

Etienne te Brake

PR & Media Relations Manager, DNV GL – Energy

Mail: Etienne.te.Brake@dnvgl.com

Telephone: +31 263,566,170

 

About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders. The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

 

About DNV GL

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

DNV GL in the Energy industry

In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other.

 

DNV GL in the Oil & Gas industry 

In the oil and gas industry, GL Noble Denton and DNV’s Oil & Gas business have joined forces to enable safe, reliable and enhanced performance in projects and operations. We provide a broad range of services, such as technical assurance; marine assurance and advisory; risk management advisory and offshore classification. Our 5,500 people combine industry expertise, multidisciplinary skills and innovation to solve complex challenges for our customers. Together with our partners, we drive the industry forward by developing best practices and standards across the asset lifecycle.