BV opens additional remote survey centers
Bureau Veritas reported that it has opened two new sites to further extend its distribution capabilities for digital classification.
The recently opened remote survey centers in Dubai, the U.A.E. and Istanbul, Turkey are part of the strategy of Bureau Veritas to deploy a remote survey offer worldwide. The additions follow the opening of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Piraeus, Greece, remote survey centres.
"There is a growing comfort with the process. We are combining the best of our insight and expertise with remote access. Where remote survey has really proved its worth is in line with our original vision such as for occasional surveys, including particular damage surveys, where we can look at an issue immediately rather than waiting for the next port call or opportunity to inspect," Kerem Kiper, Vice President for the India, Middle East and Africa Zone for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore explained.
"Post-crisis, remote surveys will be part of whatever our 'new normal' looks like. It is a way to facilitate access to the ship for the surveyor by reducing the need for transportation resulting in a cost reduction for the ship-owner but also a safer way for the surveyor while reducing the carbon footprint of Bureau Veritas services," he added.
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