Norwegian firm Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has been asked by US authorities to examine equipment that should have prevented the blowout on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which resulted in the worst oil spill in US history.
DNV, based at Høvik just west of Oslo, is one of the world’s leading risk management and certification firms. It confirmed to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) last week that it had been asked to participate in the investigation into the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year.
DNV’s experts in Columbus, Ohio will undertake the examination of the equipment, now reportedly at NASA’s base in Louisiana.
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