Classification society DNV has released the new Naval Technical Assurance certification concept, as an alternative approach to the classification assurance process. The new concept is set down in the DNV-SE-0555 Naval technical assurance service document, published on 25 August 2021.
Combining DNV’s competence in naval surface, subsurface and governmental vessels, Naval Technical Assurance is an overarching service for naval vessels, enabling DNV to adjust the assurance scope to provide customers a service tailored to their requirements.
Christian von Oldershausen, DNV Maritime Segment Director for Navy said, “Naval Technical Assurance enables us to address customer requests in a flexible way and handle their exact assurance needs in a tailored manner.
“With Naval Technical Assurance’s structured processes, we can compile different services and support facilities to address the needs of our customers and now have a second path for verification services alongside our classification services.”
Under the umbrella of Naval Technical Assurance, DNV offers verification according to a variety of different standards, may be flexibly combined with DNV’s classification portfolio. These standards include:
• National legislation prescribing clear safety objectives and/or a regulatory system.
• Detailed navy proprietary regulatory systems, in some cases combining this with a clear safety objective.
• Regulatory systems mainly relying on Classification Society services.
• Regulatory systems applying NATO’s ANEP-77 Naval Ship Code as the main means of material safety and seaworthiness control.