Power and renewables

DNV GL new Global Partner of World Energy Council

DNV GL will support and share expertise with the world’s most influential energy network.

David Walker, CEO at DNV GL - Energy and Christoph Frei, Secretary General at World Energy Council
David Walker, CEO of DNV GL - Energy and Christoph Frei, Secretary General at World Energy Council

The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed DNV GL, a major global resource of independent energy experts and a leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, as the newest member of its Global Partner programme.

DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. For the oil and gas industry DNV GL provides a broad range of services, such as technical assurance, marine assurance and advisory, risk management and offshore classification.

David Walker, CEO of DNV GL - Energy: “DNV GL’s overall goal is to help governments, energy providers and other stakeholders manage the world’s growing demand for energy, while balancing costs, reliability and the environment. In this energy trilemma we take a broader view of working beyond borders and boundaries, sharing our expertise from various regions and transferring these best practices to where they can achieve the most. I look forward to work with the World Energy Council and their network to learn and share our expertise as we strive for safety and sustainability in the energy and oil & gas industry.”

As a Global Partner of the Council, DNV GL will also be actively engaged in the activities of its national member committees in the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the US to promote sustainable energy development in these countries as a part of the World Energy Council’s energy vision.

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, commented: “Our Global Partners provide important insights for our dialogues in today’s uncertain energy world. DNV GL has significant experience in standardisation, certification and risk assessment across the entire energy value chain and with worldwide reach. Its insights at a time of important innovation will be greatly valued by our exclusive global energy leadership community.”