The new remote survey centre joins Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai in providing remote class services for Bureau Veritas, connecting with the global BV network.
According to BV, other remote survey centres will follow soon for a complete deployment worldwide.
BV experts are now using a range of key technologies to support classification clients, including:
- 3D digital twin technology
- Aerial drones, ROV, crawlers and other robotics
- Webcams, smart glasses and Augmented Reality
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science
These technologies enable Bureau Veritas to provide shipowners, shipyards, and other maritime stakeholders with a smart, collaborative approach to classification. From design to construction, and throughout operations, Digital Classification supports BV’s mission to help clients not only be safe and sustainable but make better, data-driven decisions to improve asset operations and maintenance.
David Barrow, vice president South Asia for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, said: "As we continue the digitalisation of classification, our well-developed remote and digital delivery platform is providing the options as well as instant access to our expertise that our clients need. Both they and a broad range of stakeholders involved are seeing the benefits of remote surveys. We were using them before the current pandemic and they will be here for good now.
"With our ‘Digital Classification’ transformation well underway, Bureau Veritas is leading the way into the future with digital services that are accessible to all clients at any stage of their digital development."