As part of classification, DNV also certifies all materials, components and systems relevant to safe operation and quality of ships. Our design assessment, type approvals and production assessments ensure that systems and components are fit for their purpose, and fulfil the requirements of the DNV Rules or specific recognised standards.
DNV’s activities on Certification of Materials and Components are operated by a staff of some 150 dedicated specialists on the related technical engineering disciplines. This group of people is located at the head office in Oslo, and organised in sections representing each particular discipline. A brief description of the sections with contact information is given in the links below:
Certification of components that comply with the requirements of DNV rules.
Certification of material that comply with the requirements of DNV rules.
A service for approval of standard products made in series. With Type Approval, one approval is made valid for all covered products.
A service to verify manufacturer's ability to deliver materials/products complying with the requirements of DNV rules.
A service to verify the supplier's ability to deliver information which is used as basis for DNV class decisions.
- a rating tool developed by DNV. DNV offers a product-focused assessment of manufacturers' ability to control product quality.
Easy access to material declarations is essential when compiling inventories for new ships.