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Energy hubs in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

Discover Europe’s new green power plan 

The buildout of energy hubs in the North Sea and Baltic Sea is set to revolutionize Europe’s energy system and marks a new era in our strive for energy security and deep decarbonization. Together with the multiple connected energy projects, a massive buildout of wind energy as well as electricity and green hydrogen interconnectors, the energy hubs will enable the production, storage, and transport of renewable power at a previously unseen scale. With the added support of The Marienborg- and The Esbjerg Declaration, and targets for offshore wind energy buildout of at least 65 GW and green hydrogen of 20 GW by 2030, energy hubs are now ready to go from plans on the horizon to realization.

Offshore energy hubs require a multi-faceted approach

The world’s energy system is becoming increasingly integrated and complex to tackle, and offshore energy hubs are at the cutting edge of pioneering and complex infrastructures. Given their broad scope and immense scale, energy hubs require a multi-faceted approach to connect the details, understand the bigger picture, and navigate through the many interrelated assets, systems and operations.

DNV is a trusted advisor for full energy system thinking

Our broad expertise across the entire energy industry, from renewables, electricity, oil and gas to offshore and maritime, in addition to technical expertise and regulatory understanding, allows us to think across sectors and support the integration of all energy systems – and provide full energy systems thinking for our customers. 

Uniquely positioned to help create safe, sustainable and effective offshore energy hubs

As a global independent assurance and risk management company, we can assist our customers in identifying, assessing, and managing their most critical risks. We have a full set of relevant services that include advisory, certification, verification, testing and digital monitoring. 

Broad and deep expertise

Our broad expertise across the entire energy industry, from renewables, electricity, oil and gas to offshore and maritime, in addition to deep technical expertise and regulatory understanding, allows us to think across sectors and support the integration of all energy systems – and provide full energy systems thinking for our customers.

From energy generation to end-use

We provide assurance across the energy value chain, from energy generation and production, transmission and distribution to end use, and we support investors, asset owners, developers, and governments through the full concept, finance, design, build and operating cycles.

A trusted enabler for managing risk and complexity

Complex projects create a heightened need for trust. DNV is at its best where high risk and technical and regulatory complexity come together. As a global independent assurance and risk management company, we can assist our customers in identifying, assessing and managing their most critical risks. We have a full set of relevant services that include advisory, certification, verification, testing and digital monitoring: 

  • Certify, verify and test against standards, specifications and regulatory requirements
  • Quality and assure new technologies, systems, data platforms, supply- and value chains
  • Give expert advice on safety, technology, commercial risk, and operational performance
  • Co-create and share new rules, standards, software and recommended practices.

A facilitator for innovations and standardization

We drive innovation and standardization by bringing industry players together in joint industry projects (JIPs) to develop innovative solutions, standards and recommended practices.

  • 15 joint industry projects: We are at any time leading and facilitating typically 15 to 30 JIPs and actively participating in research programs
  • 100+ industry standards: We own, develop and provide critical input to more than 100 DNV owned industry standards and recommended practices
  • 65% of pipelines: Our pipeline code from 1976 has achieved global recognition, winning prestigious industry awards and currently 65% of all new projects globally are designed to it. 

Proven track record 

DNV's experience during the last decades has put us in a unique position to help our customers scale up safely:

  • 90 years of experience: We have 90 years of experience in helping customers manage risk and complexity with confidence through our advisory, certification, verification, inspection and digital monitoring services
  • 100 customers and 350 PtX projects: More than 350 PtX projects and 100 large power utilities, end users, operators, manufacturers and technology developers trust us as their energy and technical advisors and assurance provider
  • 4,000 energy experts: We are 12,000 employees in DNV in more than 100 countries around the world., including more than 4,000 dedicated energy experts and technical advisors
  • 158 years with safety: Improving safety and safeguarding life, property and the environment has been our core focus since our incorporation 158 years ago
  • 8 Technology Centres: We operate 8 world-leading Technology Centres with 18 individual laboratories across three continents, focusing on materials technology, renewable gas and failure analysis
  • World-leading full-scale testing facilities: For over 40 years, DNV's Spadeadam Research and Testing facility has conducted major hazard research, full scale testing of explosions, jet fires and training.

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