Namely, DNV GL informed that during this decade, the energy transition issue will be in the spotlight. At the same time, food and health systems will mark an intense change, while the digital technologies underpinning Industry 4.0 will increase from experimentation into largescale application.

The new digital tools and processes we have developed contributed to a strong 2019 for DNV GL. Now, faced with the physical distancing measures related to COVID-19, those same tools play an important role in overcoming some of the short-term challenges faced by our customers.

...Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL marked.

In fact, in order to meet and further follow the challenges of the future, DNV GL has already took some steps, among others:

  • All DNV GL classified ships are now able to connect with a dedicated team of remote surveyors who can provide support to vessels anywhere in the world. In total, DNV GL carried out 12 000 remote surveys in 2019.
  • DNV GL’s newly opened Artificial Intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to explore how AI can enhance audit, inspection and survey services.
  • DNV GL – Oil & Gas is contributing to the H21 project in the UK, where the extensive gas distribution networks in the city of Leeds are being converted to handle hydrogen, a lower carbon alternative.

Commenting on the decade and its challenges, Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL said:

Now, more than ever, we are reminded that the great challenges society faces are global, and we must work together to solve them. Therein lie great opportunities too; to decarbonize, to create more sustainable supply chains, to further digitize and leverage new technologies.

Overall, although the COVID-19 pandemic will negatively impact the 2020 results of the company's annual report, DNV GL is committed to reduce the spread of the infection by encouraging its employees to work from home whilst undertaking vigorous business continuity measures to ensure customer’s needs are served.