To meet the growing demand in the region, DNV GL has now opened a new office in Malaysia.
The official opening of the office coincided with the company’s celebration of a double milestone: 150 years of history in classification and technical assurance services and its first year as a newly merged company.
“According to the OECD, growth in the Emerging Asian economies (South East Asia, China and India) is expected to be a robust 6.9% for the 2014-18 period. Registering a 6.4% growth in Q2 of 2014, Malaysia has a well-diversified economy, with major contributors coming from export-driven service and manufacturing industries as well as the mining and agricultural sectors. The country is a key driver of offshore investments and is building substantial offshore infrastructure. Adopting strategies for sustainable development, the Malaysian government plans to develop an energy-efficient, diversified and sustainable energy mix for the future. All of which offers a very positive outlook for DNV GL. We’ve been in Malaysia for over 30 years and our commitment stays firm,” said Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO DNV GL Oil & Gas.
The new office over three floors will house DNV GL’s four core business areas – Maritime, Oil & Gas, Energy and Business Assurance – under one roof. The new location in Menara Prestige, at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, accommodates 250 employees from both legacy DNV and legacy GL.
As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations and the official opening of its office, DNV GL held a dialogue with key industry players on the technologies that are transforming Malaysia’s energy landscape, the company said in a statement.
Press Release, September 30, 2014; Image: DNV GL