A BV remote survey centre Photo: Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas (BV) is broadening its marine and offshore client services and customer focus in North America.
The opening of a new remote survey centre in Miami is the latest step in the delivery of digital services across the BV network, providing further global coverage for remote surveys.
Florida-based Tropical Shipping’s fleet has now benefitted from remote survey services on three of its vessels sailing in the Caribbean trades. Michael Wardwell, general manager of marine for tropical said, ‘Using remote surveys has allowed us to meet various requirements including the ability to complete class surveys in locations where commercial flights are not servicing, as well as reducing the risk of Covid-19 exposure to our crews.”
A new physical survey centre has been opened in Seattle, headed up by Eduardo Ramirez as lead class surveyor to provide additional coverage in the area. Meanwhile, Daniel Holmes joins BV as business development manager, North America. A naval architect graduate, his considerable experience will support Tim Protheroe, regional chief executive, North America and the BV teams.
Bruno Dabouis, BV’s vice president of Southern Europe and North America, said that the company was focused on clients based in the United States and Canada. “Our enhanced presence in Seattle strengthens our service delivery on the West Coast,” he said. “Eduardo will provide excellent support to clients and shipyards and I welcome Dan very warmly. He brings us his market focus and class experience with a strong technical background.”