The laboratory located at Gul Circle demonstrates DNV GL’s continued commitment to be an integral part of Singapore’s marine and offshore cluster. The laboratory was officially opened on 1 March 2014 by Norway’s Foreign Minister H.E. Borge Brende and DNV GL Group Executive Vice President Remi Eriksen.
Driven by recent deepwater-technology developments, the laboratory has been increasingly involved in challenging projects aimed at providing integrated solutions through testing, qualification and assessment for oil fields in harsher environments.
Structured into four service areas, each possessing specific disciplinary capabilities and complementary competencies, the new laboratory will be able to undertake a broad range of services - from microstructure to mega structure and from laboratory testing to field services.
“Today marked yet another milestone for DNV GL. Our Singapore laboratory has been building trust and confidence for three decades, delivering worldwide projects for customers across the maritime, oil & gas and even infrastructure industries,” said Remi Eriksen and added, “The new laboratory will operate in premises three times bigger than before and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and higher performance machinery, greatly enhancing our ability to deliver high-end services so that our customers can meet increasing challenges.”
“DNV GL, and this new laboratory, are prime examples of the interconnected value chains between Norway and this region - where innovation, technology, integration and infrastructure mutually enforces each other. Norway’s close relationship with Singapore can be seen in this perspective. It is our ability to innovate and think anew that makes us stay ahead,” said Mr Brende
Some of the advanced performance test machines and facilities available in the new laboratory include:
- A 2500KN Dynamic Testing Machine which is capable of testing larger components and thicker materials used in offshore projects.
- A strong floor with a 50% increase in length - capable of accommodating full–length 12-metre linepipe testing.
- A 1.3-metre Gantry Cutting Machine that can handle the large diameter linepipe which is increasingly used in transporting gas.