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  • 18 February 2011

    During February 2011 Christian Nath hands over the management of GL Renewables Certification. Andreas Schroeter has been appointed as his successor as Senior Vice President GL Renewables Certification and Mike Woebbeking will be Vice President GL Renewables Certification and Head of the Certification Body. Christian Nath will continue to support the organisation in a consultative […]

  • 27 September 2012

    Dr Andrew Garrad will hand day-to-day leadership responsibility for the GL Group’s renewable energy business segment to Dr RV Ahilan, who will become President of the business in mid-October. Dr Andrew Garrad will take up the position of Non-Executive Chairman. The GL Group’s Renewables business segment consists of consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the independent […]

  • 26 January 2011

    Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co. LTD received their first GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for the production of rotor blades fabricated from fibre reinforced plastics. Based in Tianjin, China, Dongqi at present is the only rotor blade manufacturer in China with GL Shop Approval, certifying the high standard of their rotor […]

  • 29 April 2011

      GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is “GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.”. The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects. […]

  • 14 September 2012

    The Hellas Committee of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) met on Wednesday at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. The annual Committee Meeting, now a longstanding tradition in its 35th year, very much reflected the mood of the industry, with great challenges foreseen for traditional markets, but opportunities on offer for those with expanding perspectives. The Chairman of […]

  • 19 December 2016

    Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, the company that merged with GL in 2009 and then as GL Garrad Hassan merged with DNV in 2014, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. Garrad co-founded Garrad Hassan in 1984 and became President of GL Garrad Hassan after Germanischer Lloyd (GL) […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Christoph Thiel as its new Head of Business Development and Sales. Mr. Thiel will be responsible for managing global sales and business development for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide, working from the Head Office in Hamburg. He started in his new position on 1 March 2012. “I am really looking forward […]

  • 29 October 2012

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC), a standard setting certification body for renewables, has opened its fifth international office in Glasgow. The office and staff members will deal with Type and Component Certification for clients in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to onshore wind, GL RC Glasgow will concentrate on offshore Project Certification and […]

  • 7 May 2013

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) appoints Holger Trecksel as new Head of Department Marine Renewables. Wave and tidal energy is a promising realm of renewable energy. As technology advances, GL RC is providing expertise to designers, manufacturers, investors and insurers who are involved in the evaluation of engineering integrity and safety of ocean energy systems. […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    “Last year was an extraordinary year, capped by the merger of DNV and GL in September and the beginning of a truly transformative period in our company’s history,” says Henrik O. Madsen, President & Chief Executive Officer of the DNV GL Group. “We strengthened our market position and expertise in all key areas and today, […]

  • 18 February 2011

    Lebanon is planning to generate 12 percent of its electricity from renewable energies in 2020 according to official reports. To support an emergent wind industry in the country, GL Garrad Hassan has developed a wind map of Lebanon. This map is part of GL Garrad Hassan’s global resource mapping range which includes wind maps for […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today, DNV GL celebrates its 150th anniversary of DNV and the one year of the DNV GL merger in The Hermitage and The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. DNV GL wishes to celebrate this milestone primarily by looking ahead and has therefore developed six strategic themes for a safe and sustainable future. Four of these […]

  • 16 June 2014

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts (uniting Garrad Hassan, KEMA, DNV, GL Certification), will be participating at the WINDFORCE conference 2014 in Bremen between the 17th-19th June 2014 (stand C51 in Hall 5). As the topic of cost reduction continues to define the offshore wind industry, bringing the overall cost of […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Centrica has awarded a contract to GL Garrad Hassan, the renewable energy consulting business of the GL Group, for the design, supply, installation and operation of an offshore meteorological mast system for their Celtic Array project in the Irish Sea. Located 15km north of Anglesey, the system includes a meteorological mast, power supply system, navigational […]

  • 5 September 2012

    Efficiency, Innovation and Integration, these were the watchwords for the maritime industry of today and the future at the GL Group’s press conference at SMM 2012 in Hamburg yesterday. The members of the media and industry stakeholders who had assembled for the presentations were first addressed by GL Group CEO Erik van der Noordaa, who […]

  • 6 March 2014

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts (uniting Garrad Hassan, KEMA, DNV, GL Certification), will be participating at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona between the 10th-13th March 2014 (stand 7B20 in Hall 7). DNV GL will be running a rolling programme of informal on-stand seminars throughout the four days of […]

  • 26 March 2012

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has appointed Fabio Pollicino as new Head of International Operations. In his new role Mr. Pollicino will be responsible for further evolving GL RC’s worldwide business, especially in North America, China and India. GL Renewables Certification is one of the leading certification bodies in the renewable energies sector, particularly in […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and risk experts in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, and among the global top three within management system certification. “The merger […]

  • 7 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has appointed Daniel Hein as new Head of Group China. In his new role Mr Hein will be responsible for establishing and growing GL RC’s business within China. GL RC is one of the leading certification bodies in the renewable energies sector, particularly in respect of type, component and project […]

  • 14 November 2011

    According to official studies, the theoretical worldwide generation potential of tidal energy has been estimated at over 7,800 TWh/year. Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, tidal energy experts from GL Garrad Hassan are aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1MW prototype tidal […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The “COAST” (Customized Offshore Awareness and Safety Training) training course from Deutsche WindGuard Offshore GmbH, Bremerhaven has been certified by GL Renewables Certification (GL RC), according to the GL RC standard. In addition, it demonstrates that the course fulfils the requirements of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). The training course includes first aid, manual handling, […]

  • 1 December 2016

    DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000. DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series […]

  • 23 January 2014

    Lutz Wittenberg has been appointed the new Group Chief Technology Officer at DNV GL. In his new role, Lutz Wittenberg will be responsible for group-wide technology developments and report directly to Group CEO Henrik Madsen. In addition, he has become a member of the DNV GL executive committee. “I am very pleased that Lutz has […]

  • 21 January 2016

    DNV GL has acquired Gothia Power, a Swedish provider of advanced analysis and measurements for power production, power transmission and power consumption. DNV GL President and CEO Remi Eriksen said: “This company’s expertise and services are a perfect match for DNV GL’s existing portfolio in the renewable power, transmission and distribution industries. I am therefore happy to announce this acquisition, […]

  • 21 November 2013

    Transformer manufacturer CG has received certification from GL Renewables Certifcation (GL RC) for its liquid immersed SLIM® and “Bio-SLIM® distribution transformer”. The hermetically sealed transformer is also available with a bio-degradable transformer fluid which reduces the risk of pollution at environmentally sensitive locations, such as offshore. The certification was carried out according to GL’s Guideline […]

  • 7 October 2011

      As wind energy is being called to provide a greater share of the world’s energy burden, more turbines are operating in areas where temperature tests the machinery to its limits. Wind turbines are usually designed to operate in a temperature range from –10°C to +40°C, but at some current installations temperatures can drop to […]