New ship design and materials, as well as the classification concept, are setting standards at the forefront of technology and safety. These standards act as contractual references between the newbuilding yard and the owner.
In a newbuilding project, DNV reviews design plans and conducts surveys during construction. This is to verify compliance with 'DNV Rules for Classification' and other standards referenced therein.
The scope cover hull structures, electrical and piping systems, engines, generators, steering gear, propeller, and other major machinery components.