Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has opened a new remote survey centre in Singapore, its fifth digital facility after Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai. The Singapore centre will be followed by the opening of more facilities around the world, the classification society said. BV’s vice president South Asia, Marine & Offshore, David Barrow 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.”
BV personnel now use a range of technologies in routine classification business including 3D digital twins, aerial drones, remotely operated vehicles, crawlers and other robotics, webcams, smart glasses, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data science.