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DNV GL rules

Shaping the future of classification

Our rules are the signature of DNV GL as a classification society, they are at the core of who we are as an organisation and play an essential role in our drive to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener.

As a classification society, it is our pleasure and privilege to work with customers and partners like you from across the entire maritime spectrum. Through the merger process, we realized we had a unique opportunity to offer you something truly special because of the nature of the new DNV GL organization.

We wanted to offer you something unprecedented, a set of rules and services that would set the standard for the industry – the result of an unmatched depth of experience and expertise.

The rule set consists of eight different rule books:

Each of these rule books are developed individually to address the specific needs and comply with the regulatory framework of the vessel type. This enables us to provide a broad range of classification services, second to none.

We are facing challenging times, with the future of the industry looking like it will be very different from the past. We all face a more competitive environment than ever before, with a rising tide of regulations. To respond, we wanted to offer you a rule set that incorporated the most up-to-date standards, integrated more modern tools and software and would be flexible to respond better to future developments.

We have also invested considerable effort into making the rules easier to work with. Structurally, they are set out to complement and follow the typical design and approval process.

The result is a set of rules for your new project that are like no other. We hope that we can work with you to use them as the foundation to deliver the best possible assets for you and your customers.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen - CEO DNV GL Maritime

Knut Orbeck Nillsen - DNV GL rules