Nanjing, 21st January 2015 – The world’s largest ship and offshore classification society DNV GL has opened up a new office in Nanjing. It will support business growth in the area and be the centre for operations in Central China. Headed by Area Manager Chen Keng, DNV GL Central China covers most of the Jiangsu Province and follows the Yangtze River upstream to Chongqing and Sichuan.
“Central China is home to dozens of shipyards, many industry manufacturers and is therefore one of the most important areas for DNV GL to focus on in China. The launch of our expanded new office demonstrates our commitment”, says Torgeir Sterri, Vice President and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL.
“More expertise and competence in all ship types and offshore units as well as a strong focus on research, technology and innovation enables DNV GL to support the transformation and development of Central China’s maritime industry more effectively. Together with our customers, we will contribute to a safer, smarter and greener future”, Sterri adds.
The expanded office accommodates all staff from both legacy DNV and legacy GL. “Our customers now have easier access to our services. This puts us in a much better position to support them, strengthen our existing cooperations and generate more business in the area”, says Area Manager Chen Keng.
DNV GL has been involved in many advanced newbuilding projects in China, such as 10, 000 TEU container ships, 25, 000 DWT Duplex chemical tankers, high-end OSVs and multi-purpose dry cargo vessels.
“We are proud and grateful for the trust and good cooperation built and maintained with our customers and partners in the area. With the support from our regional and global resources, I am very confident that we will be able to meet the even higher expectations from our customers on quality, technology and innovation development”, concludes Chen Keng.
DNV GL in Central China
The Nanjing office was established in 2008 to support China’s fast development in the maritime sector. With 130 professionals in three stations in Nanjing, Wuhan and Jiangyin, DNV GL provides a complete maritime service portfolio to more than 20 shipyards carrying out newbuilding and repair projects, over 100 manufacturers requiring certification services, and many shipowners, requiring fleet in service and newbuilding support.
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