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Mr. Tor E. Svensen

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Local Address: Oslo, Norway
DNV Corp
400 Techne Center Drive Suite 100
Milford, Ohio 45150
United States

Company Description: Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business....   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degree , Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Ph.D.
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Tor Svensen, CEO, DNV ..., 3 June 2014 [cached]
Tor Svensen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime, examined the potential and the challenges of shipping's increasing use of connected systems to improve safety and efficiency. This new paradigm requires a different approach to testing and certification, to ensure safety and reliability while retaining a level competitive playing field.
Tor Svensen presented DNV GL's recently released report: "The Future of Shipping". The report maps out six pathways to a future for the industry which is safer and more sustainable: safe operations of ships, advanced ship design, the connected ship, future materials, efficient shipping and low carbon energy. Meeting the challenges of the next 25 years would require not only investment in technologies, but would require the industry learning to think about their business and operation in new ways, he said. One of those was the increasing penetration of information and communication technology (ICT) across the maritime world, what DNV GL has dubbed: "The Connected Ship".
The Connected Ship refers to the impact that the convergence of real time data transmission, high computing capacity, mathematical modeling capabilities, remote control, sensors and miniaturization will have on the shape of the industry. These new systems would have a marked impact on safety, said Svensen. "Online monitoring and decision support can lift human performance, closing the gap between safety goals and current practice. Shipping currently has a crew fatality rate ten times that of OECD best practice levels and the industry needs to target a reduction of 90% to match that level".
Shipping could draw lessons from the offshore industry, which has developed a number of automated systems with marine applications to improve performance, Tor Svensen suggested. Remote operation is already a reality in subsea operations in the offshore industry. The end goal is to be able to deploy integrated systems, advanced navigation systems and sophisticated software that could manage smart sensor and actuator networks to maintain a vessel's course in changing sea and weather conditions, avoid collisions, and operate the ship efficiently.
"However, we must continue the development of the regimes that ensure the safety and stability of these systems. Software systems are now an integral part of safety critical barriers, but because of their modular, multi-party nature they are often not easily testable before installation and operation", said Tor Svensen. He noted that DNV GL has already introduced requirements for the certification of software systems in the classification rules with the ISDS (Integrated Software Dependent Systems) standard.
The recent acquisition of Marine Cybernetics, a pioneer in Hardware-in-the Loop-Testing (HIL) for the marine and offshore industries demonstrated the importance of providing DNV GL's customers a broader platform for software and systems testing, Svensen said.
Management, 11 July 2013 [cached]
President of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas, Tor E. Svensen.
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Tor Svensen
Tor E. Svensen President - Maritime, Oil & Gas DNV
Tor Svensen is President of Det Norske Veritas, Maritime, Oil & Gas. He started his career graduating from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and subsequently gained a Ph.D. from the same university in 1983.
From 1983 to 1987, he worked in BSRA/BMT and from 1987 to 1989, in MacGregor Navire, UK. In 1989, he joined The Norwegian Maritime Research Institute as Head of the Ship Division with responsibility for the ship model testing and design development work.
In 1993, he joined DNV as Head of Section for Environmental Loads. From 1996 to 2000, he was Regional Manager responsible for all DNV activities in South East Asia and based in Singapore. From 2000 to 2003, he was Technical Director and from 2003 to 2010, Chief Operating Officer of DNV Maritime with responsibility for Classification and all other DNV maritime activities worldwide.
In the period 2007/2008, he was also Chairman of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies. From 2010 to 2012, President and Deputy CEO of DNV. From April 2012, following the re-organisation of DNV into 3 separate operational companies, President of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas.
Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV ..., 26 Feb 2014 [cached]
Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL, said he doesn't expect unmanned ships to be operational "in the foreseeable future," arguing that even if they are technically possible the savings would not justify investments needed to make the ships safe.
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