DNV is a classification society that was created in 2013 after the merger of Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The company assesses ships and offshore structures for safety and performance and issues design and construction guidelines. DNV monitors compliance with issued regulations and assigns vessel classes to new constructions.
The company’s internal research also allows it to assess and certify machines and products for suitability. The colloquial term for this is "type approval."
Certifications are especially important for electrical systems on ships since they ensure quality and adherence to standards. For this reason, igus® spent several years working with DNV to qualify and certify its electrical cables for use in e-chain® cable carriers on ships and offshore structures.