About us

From our beginnings in an Oslo laboratory as part of Det Norske Veritas (DNV), VPS has evolved into the largest bunker fuel testing company for ship operators in the world. Along our journey we have acquired the expertise to test oils of all types, for both marine and non-marine customers. In VPS we lead through innovation and in partnership with our customers we continue to evolve our testing methods, technologies and advisory services.

Our innovative thinking will keep your business on the right side of change. 

Our strategy

We are evolving our business to help our customers optimise their use of fuel and oil, generating value by minimising energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. We want to generate further value for all our stakeholders by aiding decarbonisation and supporting the development of green fuels.     

Our heritage

Our evolution into a global business servicing a range of sectors is based on sound scientific foundations laid 40 years ago.


We are independent and operate transparently and with integrity to foster trust with our customers. Trust is one of our key values and we recognise that this must be earned. The trust that we build with our customers underpins all that we do.


We offer a unique service proposition to our customers due to the knowledge that we have built up with our 40 years of experience. The benefits of working with us can be summarised as reliability, global coverage, know-how and objectivity.