Power and renewables

SEI and DNV forge strategic partnership to drive innovation in clean energy sector

SINOPEC Engineering Incorporation (SEI) and DNV signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further develop the strategic cooperation between the two parties.
Ms Sun Lili, Executive Director at SEI and academician, and Kenneth Vareide, CEO of Digital Solutions at DNV.

On April 24th, SINOPEC Engineering Incorporation (SEI) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) held a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further develop the strategic cooperation between the two parties. The signing was attended by SEI's Executive Director and academician, Ms Sun Lili, and Kenneth Vareide, CEO of Digital Solutions at DNV.

SEI's leaders Mr. Wu Defei and Mr. Qin Yongqiang, Deputy Chief Engineer, Mr. Sheng Zaixing, and DNV Digital Solution's APAC Regional Manager Mr. Hag Sung Kim, and Area manager for Greater China, Mr. Huang Hao, also participated in the signing ceremony. Representative leaders from the other departments were also present at the meeting. 

Since the late 1990s, DNV and SEI have a long-standing history of working together to promote safety, sustainability, and innovation in the energy sector. This partnership has yielded numerous successful collaborations over the past 20 years, and the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement marks an important milestone in the two companies' relationship. 

Till the end of 2022, China has become the world’s largest country in terms of refining capacity and ethylene production capacity. With SEI's extensive experience and expertise in the oil & gas and energy industries, combined with DNV's cutting-edge digital services and innovative solutions, the partnership is poised to deliver outstanding results. The cooperation will leverage the strengths and advantages of both companies to address some of the industry's most pressing challenges, including safety in the context of energy transition, risk assessment, fire and explosion CFD, and digital transformation fields. 

The signing of the agreement represents a significant step forward in their partnership and will also enable both companies to expand their global reach. With SEI's strong presence in China and DNV's global network, the two companies are well-positioned to create more positive impacts on the clean energy industry and beyond. As part of the agreement, DNV and SEI will work together to develop new software solutions, conduct research on digital platform technology, and provide value-added training and consulting services to customers. They will also collaborate on regulatory compliance, risk management, and other areas of mutual interest.

About SEI 

SINOPEC Engineering Incorporation (SEI), a prominent brand under China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC), stands as a leading engineering firm renowned for its expertise in a wide range of projects, including PMC and EPC, along with professional project management services. With a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals possessing robust technical capabilities and extensive experience in engineering design and construction, SEI consistently delivers comprehensive and top-notch services to both local and international clients across diverse sectors such as refinery, petrochemical, coal liquefaction and coal chemical, gas processing, environmental protection engineering, utilities, and infrastructures. From overseeing large oil and petrochemical integrated plants to providing PMC or EPC services for large-scale projects, SEI excels in meticulous project planning and execution, driving engineering excellence on a global scale.

About Digital Solutions at DNV 

DNV’s business area Digital Solutions is a world-leading provider of digital solutions and software applications with focus on the energy, maritime, and healthcare markets. Our solutions are used worldwide to manage risk and performance for wind turbines, electric grids, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, ships, and more. Supported by our domain knowledge and Veracity assurance platform, we enable companies to digitize and manage business-critical activities in a sustainable, cost-efficient, safe and secure way.