DNV GL was recognized for its leadership and ability to innovate when it received both the “Classification Society” and the “Innovation Award” at the 2014 Lloyd’s List Asia Awards held on 30 October. This is the second year in a row that DNV GL has won the award for best Classification Society.
Sean Hutchings, Area Manager Singapore & Philippines, DNV GL Maritime receiving the Innovation Award from Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO, Sembcorp Marine
“We are delighted and proud to receive these awards. They acknowledge the meaningful commitments DNV GL staff around the world have made over the past year. We remain dedicated to expanding our presence in Asia with deep technical competence and innovative solutions that assist our customers to become safer, smarter and greener,” said Steen Lund, Regional Manager for DNV GL Maritime South East Asia & Pacific, who accepted the Classification Award on behalf of DNV GL.
Beyond its market leadership, DNV GL emphasizes innovation - investing 5% of its annual revenue in research and development activities to help its customers improve their businesses. It provides support to yards, managers and owners in every aspect of performance improvement and emission reduction through services such as HullManager, ECO-Assistant, Route Specific Container Stowage and other industry leading solutions. DNV GL is also a global leader in the adoption of LNG as a ship fuel, with its LNG Ready service, which guides owners in assessing the feasibility of using LNG as a fuel in newbuildings and conversions in their existing fleet.
Steen Lund, Regional Manager for DNV GL - Maritime South East Asia & Pacific, receives the award for best classification society from Ian Teare, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia).
Alongside innovative projects, DNV GL also continually works to improve the expertise of its people; putting in place an educational program in collaboration with UC Berkeley called Top Tech, which trains key employees in the latest technologies and innovation methods.
“As we move forward, we strive to provide continuously improved services to the maritime industry here in Asia and around the world,” Steen Lund added. The winners were determined by a panel of influential shipping bodies, including Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Gulf Oil Marine, Precious Shipping, Clarkson Asia, Intertanko and Magsaysay.
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. We provide classification and technical assurance services along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.