Det Norske Veritas Forms Maritime Advisory Services Department
As a result of technological developments and an increasing demand for diversified services in the maritime sector, Det norske Veritas has established a new separate body to coordinate all such activities outside the traditional field of classification and governmental commissions.
The new department, called Maritime Advisory Services (MAS), is headed by Bjorn Ovrebo as general manager.
For years, Det norske Veritas has assisted shipyards, shipowners and other parties involved in sea transport with services improving the reliability and performance in the field of marine technology.
It is the intention that the new department should be working for the extension of existing services and make it possible for clients to make use of the Society's accumulated know-how through more than 100 years of experience. It will also incorporate the accessibility to modern testing and experimental facilities and high-quality services with computer applications to industry and others working in the marine field.
By using the global Veritas' organization with more than 240 stations, the MAS department will ensure that projects all over the world are carried out to the satisfaction of the client. The MAS staff has been recruited from experienced and skilled senior engineers and naval architects. MAS includes complete packages covering most tasks from project stage to final product and reporting. It also includes maintenance programs and troubleshooting, and the services are offered as additional and supplementary to the classification activities.