DNV GL opens South China office

April 29, 2014

DNV GL has opened a new South China office in Guangzhou on 25 April, to support business growth in the area.

Located in downtown Guangzhou, the new, expanded DNV GL office services as a center for the company’s operations in South China. The office is headed by Area Manager Gu Xiaoli and covers the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan.

“South China is one of the three national shipbuilding bases laid out by the Chinese government. The launch of DNV GL’s expanded new office shows our stronger commitment to the market after the merger of DNV and GL,” DNV GL’s Vice President and Regional Manager for Greater China Torgeir Sterri said.

150th vessel agreement signed
DNV GL and CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Ltd. have also signed a class agreement for a 150th vessel.

The cooperation started in 1996 in relation to the construction of the first 1200 TEU container ship at the shipyard. Today, feeder container series have been one of the knockout products for CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard.

Looking ahead, Sterri said, “2014 marks year one of DNV GL as a merged company and 150th anniversary of our proud heritage. Combined with our expertise and competence developed over 150 years, DNV GL safeguards its technology edge by continuously investing in research and innovation. We expect to further deepen and expand the cooperation in new areas such as LNG carriers, Arctic shipping, offshore units etc.”

DNV GL in South China

DNV GL’s China roots started in South China. Back in 1888, DNV GL appointed its first surveyor in Xiamen (called Amoy at that time), in Fujian Province, providing services to the merchant ships trading between China and Europe. In 1995, DNV GL established a representative office in Guangzhou. Today, centered in Guangzhou and with 70 maritime professional staff, DNV GL Area South China pro DNV GL’s China roots started in South China. Back in 1888, DNV GL appointed its first surveyor in Xiamen (called Amoy at that time), in Fujian Province, providing services to the merchant ships trading between China an

d Europe. In 1995, DNV GL established a representative office in Guangzhou. Today, centered in Guangzhou and with 70 maritime professional staff, DNV GL Area South China provides ship classification services for over 100 newbuilding projects in eight shipyards, ship survey services for 600 vessels in operation and component and material certification services to more than 120 manufacturers.

Read more on DNV GL Asia office openings:

DNV GL opens Singapore base

DNV GL opens Vietnam office



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