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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bureau Veritas Group News

BV Sets Quality Initiative for Maritime Sites

Bureau Veritas launched a quality assurance initiative to provide a set of standards for maritime Web sites. The internet certifications program, WebValue, is designed to improve e-business services by identifying web-sites that meet the Bureau Veritas quality, confidentiality and security standards. Stefan Recher, e-business manager of Bureau Veritas' marine division, said, "With the proliferation of e-business in the maritime industry it is hard for Internet users to judge the quality of a Web site. How does a user tell if an auction site is really neutral or if a trading site is really secure? At the moment there is a lack of confidence in using the Internet as the element of trust is missing.

Digital Transformation for Marine and Offshore Companies

Classification society Bureau Veritas has entered into a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, company in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, in which Bureau Veritas will use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable the continuous assessment throughout the lifetime of ships and offshore platforms, as well as the equipment found on them. Bureau Veritas’ integrated Asset Integrity Management System will help owners and operators in their decision-making and improve maintenance and repair, seeking to reduce cost and downtime. This will rely on a joint development program that will ensure interoperability with third party software and related data standards.

Bureau Veritas Slashes Design Review Times

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International classification society Bureau Veritas has dramatically slashed structural computational and verification times. The dramatic reduction in the time needed to check the structure, seakeeping and stability of new vessels and floating offshore units is being delivered through the use of a powerful 3D model which links directly to BV’s entire VeriSTAR suite of calculation tools. Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice-President, Marine & Offshore Division, says, “The power…

BV Group Launches Maritime Pilot Phase

Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade

Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade in Togo. The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Faure GNASSINGBE and in the presence of Prime Minister, Kwesi AHOOMEY-ZUNU and the Minister of Trade and Private Sector Promotion, Bernadette LEGZIM-BALOUKI. The pilot phase allows the testing of the electronic platform for its technical and organizational dimensions and will permit the assessment of user acceptance.

BV Reports Further Growth

Bureau Veritas has posted annual results which show the eight consecutive year of annual growth averaging over 17 percent. up 12 per cent on 2002. EBIT grew 25 per cent to Euro155.4m ($183m). Consolidated net profit grew 10 per cent to Euro95.9m (US$113m). June. Since 1995 the group turnover has multiplied by almost four times. skilled workforce has been increased from 6,000 to over 19,000 today. services to industry. offshore industries. to put BV in second position globally. backbone of the group. backed by a strong performance in newbuilding markets. fleet stands now at over 6,700 vessels of more than 41.2mgt. strong growth in associated services and consulting. containment systems. maintenance of their floaters. during 2003. IACS benefits the whole industry.

Bureau Veritas Classed Fleet Passes 100 mi Gross Tons

Strong growth in the numbers of ships being transferred into BV class has pushed the Bureau Veritas classed fleet past the 100 million gross tonnes milestone. At the end of the first half of 2014 Bureau Veritas classed 10,700 ships totalling over 100 million gross tonnes. Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President and Head of Bureau Veritas's Marine & Offshore Division says, "Our classed fleet has doubled in size over the last eight years and it is gratifying that the growth is coming from clients who experience and recognise both our technical leadership and our responsiveness. The classed fleet is well diversified with a strong presence in every sector of shipping.

BV launches My VeriSTAR Mobile Application

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Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a one-stop- shop mobile application which will allow marine professionals to easily perform daily class and statutory actions through a user-friendly interface. With My VeriSTAR, shipowners and managers will be able to monitor their fleet, plan their surveys and stay informed, anytime and anywhere. Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President and Head of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division says, “We live and work on the move and shipping is a mobile industry more than most.

New Guidance: Reducing the Risk of Propulsion Loss

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Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine and the London P&I Club have issued a new booklet providing operational guidance for preventing blackout and main engine failures. In a joint project, classification society Bureau Veritas and consultancy TMC Marine, a Bureau Veritas Group Company since 2016, have cooperated again with the London P&I Club to produce the second booklet in a series on loss prevention issues. The new publication focuses on the marine engineering issues and procedures related to loss of propulsion incidents and how to prevent them.

BV Posts Strong Growth Again

Bureau Veritas announced strong growth in 2005, its tenth consecutive year of growth. BV increased turnover to $2 billion, up 16 percent over 2004. Bernard Anne, managing director of the marine division of Bureau Veritas, says, “Focusing technology and delivering it where and when it was needed brought strong growth to both Bureau Veritas and its clients during 2005. Overall, the Bureau Veritas group grew across every industry on the planet, reinforcing its leading position as by far the largest and strongest body involved in ship classification and certification. Bureau Veritas today is a service company specialising in quality, health, safety and environmental management and social accountability.

OSV Approved Vessel Archive Launched

Specialist marine risk assessment company MatthewsDaniel has launched an enhanced Approved Vessel Archive (AVA) service for offshore support vessels and their operators. The AVA provides vessel owners with an accessible certificate that can be presented to prospective customers, serving as evidence that their vessel is held to a standard acceptable by a leading marine warranty survey company. Kevin Jarman, CEO, MatthewsDaniel, said, “For operators, the MatthewsDaniel Approved Vessel Archive provides a system for preemptively managing their fleet’s suitability status for a wide range of offshore activities and also helps provide a competitive edge when tendering for contracts.

An Open Arctic and its Impact on Oil Drilling

William Cho, Head of MatthewsDaniel Weather, a division of the Bureau Veritas Group, explains why improvements in drilling technologies and weather monitoring systems have made offshore shelf drilling operations in the Arctic Circle increasingly attractive to upstream oil and gas companies and their investors. Rising crude oil prices motivate not only technological innovators to explore cheaper alternative energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines, but also upstream oil and gas companies to explore new oil reserves which had not otherwise been economical.

Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead

Matthieu de Tugny (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Senior Vice President in charge of offshore activities within the marine and offshore operating group. He is tasked with driving forward Bureau Veritas Group initiatives in the oil and gas offshore market and enhancing Bureau Veritas’ technical leadership and recognition in this market. Matthieu de Tugny graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France as an engineer. He started his career at Bureau Veritas in 1994 in the Electricity and Automation Section.

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