DNV founded in 1864 in norway
Det Norske Veritas has published rules for: offshore structures, offhore loading systems, process equipment and submarine pipelines.
DNV is prepared to issue a certificate of approval for such installations when found to be designed and constructed in accordance with the appropriate rules
The DNV rules are used as a supplement to the dutch national codes for offshore only for offshore projects frequently certifications of both Stoomwezen and Det Norske Veritas are required by clients these certifications are issued by DNVC or DNV-certification the certification body to ISO-9000 and ISO-14001.
DNV has been appointed as a Notified Body by the European Community within the context of the Pressure Equipment Directive