Press Releases


01 January 2017

Malcolm Cooper has been appointed as Group Managing Director of VPS. Malcolm joined VPS in February 2016 and, in additional to his new role as Group Managing Director, retains his previous role as Regional Director, Europe. Malcolm brings considerable international Commodity Testing, Inspection and Certification experience to VPS having held senior management positions over a long career with SGS. He assumes responsibility for VPS with a focus on aligning the Group’s activities to grow overall share in its core markets and diversify the range of services provided to the marine industry.

VPS endorses new procedure for Surveyors working with Mass Flow Meter

07 September

VPS has been in the forefront of bunker quantity surveying work since we started this service 30 years ago. During this time, we have completed in excess of 80,000 surveys in over 200 international ports.


01 July

Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st July 2016: John Notman-Watt has been appointed as Executive Chairman of VPS. John has been a member of the Board since IK Investment Partners acquired VPS from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in 2013. John brings considerable international experience in the Testing Inspection and Certification industry having spent 18 years with Intertek followed by positions with Exova (formerly Bodycote) , the Stewart Group (where he was Managing Director) and more recently Group Trigo (where he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board). Gerard Rohaan (Chief Executive Officer) has stepped down from his role and John will take on an executive role to work closer with the management team in continuing to develop and expand VPS’s commercial activities.

Veritas Petroleum Services draws on fuel testing expertise to deliver fuel management e-learning to shipping industry with Seagull Maritime AS

25 April

ROTTERDAM, 25 April 2016: Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and Seagull Maritime AS announced today that they have signed a collaborative agreement that will capitalise on their complementary strengths to bring state-of-the-art fuel management training to the maritime industry.

DNV GL and Veritas Petroleum Services underpin strategic partnership with launch of new Fuel Analytics solution

17 February

HAMBURG, 17 February 2016: Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and DNV GL announced the launch of a new Fuel Analytics solution today. As part of DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management portal, the tool will enable a systematic assessment of the impact of fuel quality on vessel performance, for the first time ever. The Fuel Analytics solution is the result of an ongoing close cooperation between VPS and DNV GL.

VPS raises concerns over draft international standard ISO 8217 (DIS) for marine fuels; INTERTANKO echoes concerns

5 February

Rotterdam, 5 February 2016 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) today expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas of significance include proposed changes that may be unfavourable to ship owners and operators.

Testing & Inspection experts join Veritas Petroleum Services

2 February

ROTTERDAM, 2 February 2016 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) announced today that it has appointed Malcolm Cooper as Group Technical & Business Development Director and Steve Bee, another industry heavyweight, will join the company as Group Commercial Director on 1 July, 2016.


Veritas Petroleum Services appoints new MD, Europe

19 October

SINGAPORE, 19 October 2015 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has appointed Ron Pluut as Managing Director for Europe.

Veritas Petroleum Services appoints new CEO

8 April

ROTTERDAM, 7 April 2015 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) today announced that its Supervisory Board has appointed Gerard Rohaan as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 May, 2015.

Veritas Petroleum Services Appoints New MD, Americas

19 January

SINGAPORE, 9 January 2015 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) is pleased to announce that Michael McNamara has been appointed as Managing Director for the Americas.


DNV Petroleum Services unveils new name, new look

15 July

SINGAPORE, 15 July 2014 – DNV Petroleum Services’ (DNVPS) independence from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) less than a year ago led to the creation of Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), a new entity that continues to retain its global leadership in fuel management services and enduring collaborative partnership with DNV GL.


IK Investment Partners to acquire DNV Petroleum Services
from Det Norske Veritas

02 October

Funds managed by IK Investment Partners (IK) have entered into an agreement with the Norwegian foundation Det Norske Veritas (DNV), to acquire its subsidiary DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS), a global leader in fuel management services. Financial details for the transaction were not disclosed.

DNV Petroleum Services sets up dedicated R&D lab in Singapore

08 April

SINGAPORE, 8 April 2013 - DNV Petroleum Services (VPS) announced today that it will increase its Research and Development (R&D) activities by setting up a dedicated laboratory to focus on R&D and specialised tests. This is part of the company’s continued drive for innovative, quality, value-added services for its customers. Scheduled to be up and running in May 2013, the new R&D laboratory will be located next to VPS' existing laboratory at its headquarters in Singapore.


DNV launches Control Tower Integrated System

28 June

DNV Petroleum Services is pleased to announce the launch of our Control Tower Integrated System (CTIS), which has gone "live" on 2 July 2012.


Steve Bee