The certification body bought NOOMAS Certification (Noomas Sertifisering) which concentrates on fish farming and equipment.
DNV GL said the deal increases its capability and footprint in the aquaculture sector, in particular in Norway which has a strong position in global marine aquaculture.
It added the move confirms a commitment to grow within the assurance and the seafood sector, strengthening the brand and positioning.
Complements existing services
Luca Crisciotti, CEO in DNV GL – Business Assurance, said NOOMAS’ technical services targeting the operations of fish farms complement its existing portfolio for the aquaculture value chain.
“This acquisition will allow us to offer a more comprehensive portfolio of third-party certification services to fish farms and the total aquaculture sector, improving our ability to help the industry in their efforts to become safer and more sustainable.”
NOOMAS is an inspection and certification body within aquaculture and equipment used within the industry.
It supports aquaculture farms through certification to become safer and more sustainable.
The firm has a head office in Bergen and primarily delivers accredited certification services to help the industry meet regulations and requirements for floating fish farms and related equipment (NYTEK and NS 9415).
Jon-Terje Lepsøy, founder and CEO of NOOMAS, said: “We are looking forward to being able to serve our customers with the same people and competence but with a broader portfolio and the benefits of a stronger structure and organization.”
DNV GL (former Det Norske Veritas) offers certification, verification, assessment and training services from more than 100 countries with 16,000 employees.
DNV GL also acquired ISC (International Standards Certifications) earlier this year.
ISC (International Standards Certifications) is a international certification and training body accredited by JAS-ANZ (Joint Accreditation System – Australia New Zealand) and Exemplar Global as a certified training organisation.
It provides certification and training services for products and systems across industry sectors, including food & beverage.
DNV GL said the deal would increase its footprint and scale, especially in Australia and Japan.