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DNV opens Paris office

Posted: 5 July 2005

DNV opened a new office in Paris. Paris is an important hub for the oil and gas industry mainly for Europe and West Africa and the office is an important vehicle for establishing closer relationships with the major French players.

The opening saw some 40 guests gathered together in the new office in the Areva Tower, centrally located in La Défense, Paris.

Total and Technip are the closest neighbours.

“We see Paris becoming an increasingly important centre for offshore-related business, with the major companies — Total, Technip, Saipem, Stolt Offshore, Doris and Gaz de France — all located in Paris,” said Elisabeth Harstad, Executive Vice president and COO, DNV Technology Services at the cermony.

Over the past couple of years, DNV has developed business operations with the French offshore companies, and is currently involved in several of the deepwater development projects in West Africa.

According to Mrs. Harstad, the qualification of new technology, verification specialist analysis and assessments of deep water installations is DNV’s main activities for this market.

She says: “Our expertise, technical standards, tools and experience developed through many years of involvement in worldwide offshore projects are well recognised and accepted by the industry. Cooperation with several of the companies has also been established in technology development projects in both the deepwater and LNG sectors.”

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