DNV GL has appointed Arve Johan Kalleklev as regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia.
This comes at a time when the company is establishing a dedicated LNG and Gas Consulting unit in Singapore, which will support the extensive development plans for a safe, secure and reliable gas and LNG infrastructure in Asia.
It is estimated that US$ 460 billion will need to be invested in South East Asia’s gas and LNG infrastructure by 2035 to meet burgeoning energy demand. “This will secure robust growth in LNG supply. The Pacific Basin has some of the largest exporters of LNG, but also some of the oldest plants – many more than 20 years old,” said Mr Kalleklev.
Commitment to Singapore
“By establishing the LNG and Gas Consulting unit, DNV GL is demonstrating its continued commitment to Singapore’s ambition of becoming Asia’s natural gas hub,” Kalleklev continued. I believe DNV GL has an important role to play as an independent partner with more than 50 years of experience at the forefront of the LNG industry. We have the technical knowledge and global insight to support the industry across the entire oil and gas value chain.”
Local and global
The new unit will bring together local talent with strong support from DNV GL’s international network of experts, combined with access to unique testing and training facilities, such as DNV GL's Spadeadam fire and explosion test site and natural gas flow centre in the UK and its natural gas calibration and testing facility in the Netherlands.
Mr Kalleklev was previously head of DNV GL - Oil & Gas’s Marine Structures Department in Norway, having been with the company since 2002, when he joined as an engineer and project manager specialising in riser technology.
Arve Johan Kalleklev is to establish a new LNG unit in Singapore
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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