Naval Technical Assurance and DNV Class
National defence interests and requirements define and control the building and operation of naval vessels, and their regulation is significantly different from merchant ships by statute and necessity and in practice.
Classification, conventionally understood, is of course an important contributor to the assurance process of naval vessels. However, it often needs to be adapted to navy-specific needs and the environment in which naval ships operate, calling for processes that are more diversified and with a wider scope. DNV's Naval Technical Assurance expertise provides an alternative and generic approach to the assurance process.
Both DNV Naval Technical Assurance and DNV Class are powerful tools whose preferred use depends on a given navy's own regulatory system and the nature of the vessel in question. You can rely on our combined competence for every type of surface-, subsurface- and governmental vessels.
DNV is technical assurance provider for the German Navy and provides classification and advisory services to the Norwegian Navy and many other navies around the world. We are also a founding member of the Naval Ship Classification Association (NCSA) and the International Naval Safety Association (INSA).
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