Ship classification society DNV GL says it has opened its new office in Guangzhou to support business growth in this shipbuilding area.
Located in downtown Guangzhou, the new, expanded DNV GL office services as a centre for the company’s operations in South China. Headed by Area Manager Gu Xiaoli, DNV GL South China 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,” says DNV GL’s Vice President and Regional Manager for Greater China Torgeir Sterri.
Related company news: 150th class newbuilding signing
DNV GL add that they have signed with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited the class agreement for a 150th vessel.
“This is a great achievement. We’re proud and grateful for the trust and good cooperation built and maintained with GSSC Huangpu Wenchong,” says Area Manager Gu Xiaoli.
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.
DNV GL in South China
DNV GL explains that its 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, centred 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.