DNV GL Buys Marine Cybernetics

Norway's DNV GL announced at Houston's 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Wednesday that it has acquired Marine Cybernetics.

DNV – a provider of classification and technical assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas and energy industries – has bought the Norwegian University of Science and Technology spinout because it has established itself as the only independent/third-party provider of testing and verification of control system software for the maritime and offshore industries.

Speaking at OTC Wednesday, DNV Chief Operating Officer Remi Eriksen said:

"The decision to invest in Marine Cybernetics was driven by the increasing importance of software-dependent systems in ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations. We have now come to a point where we cannot only rely on testing and verifying hardware," Eriksen said.

"We see that an increasing number of incidents, many of them severe, are caused by software-related issues. There's a weak spot in the way the offshore and marine industries work to ensure total system quality. That weak spot is getting bigger every day, but we're going to rectify this."


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