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Approved supplier search engine launched by BV

Bureau Veritas has launched a new web-based search engine for maritime stakeholders to identify, locate and contact service suppliers or manufacturers approved by the class society, and to search for certified products and materials.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Approval Explorer provides options for users to search with keywords, create filters and favourites, and to export and share their findings.

In addition, authenticated users will be able to download copies of certificates and search within the contents of those certificates, where they have been made available by service suppliers and product manufacturers.

“Approval Explorer is a tool that addresses the concrete needs of ship designers and ship owners, to makes life easier for our many clients and stakeholders. We wanted to make it functional, useful and accurate,” said Laurent Hentges, vice president, operational excellence, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.{/mprestriction}

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