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Date: 2009 - Ongoing

Deal: The Tehran Times reported that in August 2009, the National Iranian Offshore Oil Company and Norway's DNV Company signed a contract for DNV to provide occupational, health, and safety advisory services (Tehran Times, August 29, 2009).

According to DNV's website, the company maintains Iranian offices in Tehran and Bandar Abbas (DNV Website, accessed April 15, 2010). To support its work, DNV has several non-decision making committees of key customers to advise the company on how to develop its services. According to DNV's website, the company's Iranian committee consists of several individuals who work for entities that have been designated by the U.S. Treasury, including the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) (DNV Website, accessed April 15, 2010).

U.S. Business Ties: DNV has several offices in the United States, and operates in a variety of American industries, including energy, maritime, and health care, according to the company's website (DNV Website, accessed June 23, 2010).

According to USASpending.gov, DNV Global Energy Concepts, a division of DNV's Cleaner Energy Group, has received over $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2010 (USASpending.gov, accessed June 22, 2010).