RS and DNV GL sign Cooperation Agreement
Mr. Konstantin Palnikov, RS Director General, met with Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL Maritime CEO, at the Head Office of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping on 28 January 2016, RS said in its press release.
During the talks, the sides expressed satisfaction at the positive experience of cooperation between the classification societies in dual classification of ships. As of today, about 20 ships are in dual RS – DNV GL class.
The sides discussed prospective areas of cooperation that would enable the societies to effectively complement each other’s unique competencies. Priority cooperation areas include ensuring compliance of ships with the requirements of the Polar Code, rendering of relevant expert assistance to stakeholders, developing interpretations of the Code’s provisions building on RS and DNV GL’s experience. The talks also touched upon cooperation aimed at improving technical standards for the safety of gas-fueled ships.
During the meeting, Konstantin Palnikov and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen singed a framework bilateral agreement on cooperation between RS and DNV GL. The new document sets out the general procedure for delegating authority in cases where one society performs surveys of ships classed by the other, lays down general terms and conditions for cooperation in the area of dual classification of newbuildings and ships in service, surveys of materials and equipment for ships.
Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS.