Advantica now operates under the name Germanischer Lloyd. In 2007, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Advantica combined their strengths. On 1 April 2009, we are taking the next step in the process with Advantica changing its name to GL Industrial Services. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is a ship classification society and an international inspection, certification and technical consultancy company. Both business fields follow the same approach of technical competence, uncompromising quality and first-class services around the world. The company with its head office in Hamburg (Germany) employs more than 5,000 engineers, surveyors, experts and administrative staff in 77 countries. The global network consists of more than 200 stations and site offices around the globe.
In the oil & gas business segment Germanischer Lloyd's range of services extends to project consulting for oil and gas production, storage, subsea technology, LNG terminals, pipeline engineering as well as gas, electricity and water distribution networks. This is complemented with the corresponding software solutions and consulting services for installation performance, maintenance and process control.