Classification society Bureau Veritas has opened a new remote survey center in Singapore. It follows centers in Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai in providing remote class services for the society, connecting with the global BV network. Other remote survey centers will follow soon.
“As we continue the digitalization of classification, our well-developed remote and digital delivery platform is providing the options as well as instant access to our expertize that our clients need,” said David Barrow, Vice President South Asia for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. “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.”
BV is 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
BV says these technologies enable it 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.