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Career Paths: Nick Brown, Bureau Veritas

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore who says that by accident or luck, PR and communications felt right for a career in shipping, which is a indispensable part of the modern world trade, both a challenging and important industry.

Kongsberg, BV, Bourbon test remote surveying of DP systems

Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas and offshore service provider Bourbon have announced the successful testing of a new solution for DP (Dynamic Positioning) system performance and redundancy audits, which is a first in the maritime industry. The ‘DP Digital Survey’ application acquires information directly from the DP system and delivers it to auditors through a secure cloud infrastructure.

Guidance on decreasing onboard systemic failures

The guide ‘Reducing the risk of incidents due to systemic failures’ is based on the partnership of Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, the casualty and salvage experts, and the London P&I Club, to highlight the challenges in shipping, with the goal to prevent injury, loss of life and damage to ships and cargo. 

The Marine Fuel Question: Is 2020 the end of the road?

During the 219 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Dr. John Kokarakis, Director Technical Business Development, HBSA Zone, Bureau Veritas, provided an in-depth overview of all the environmentally-friendly marine fuel solutions for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap.

Classification Societies keep up with cyber technology

In its latest issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on how classes embrace cyber technology. The Classes also have been getting an insight into changing in order to better serve the increasingly digital maritime industry, and on expanding their services to take into account the security concerns of cyber technology.

Bureau Veritas releases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reporting app

Bureau Veritas announced the release of ‘Phase 2’ of My Fuel Consumption. This in an online tool to enable compliance with fuel consumption regulations, namely IMO DCS and the EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification requirements. My Fuel Consumption is a cloud based web application available on desktop, mobile and tablet.

VeriFuel: Cooperation needed for a smooth transition to new fuels ahead 2020

To mitigate the risks of an increasingly complex bunkering marketplace, VeriFuel, part of Bureau Veritas, urged the marine bunker sector, upstream supply chain, and fuel testing organisations, to work together more effectively to find solutions that support the smooth transition to new fuels for 2020.

3D classification process applied to naval vessel

Bureau Veritas, Naval Group and Dassault Systèmes announced that a 3D classification process has been applied to a naval vessel for the first time. This project aims to reduce the time and costs of design review and improve data accuracy and traceability. 

Bureau Veritas: Guidelines for LNG carriers conversion to FSRUs/FSUs

The new conversion guidelines provide clear advice to the LNG industry on how to address these issues that either will or may arise during the conversion of LNG carriers into FSRUs or FSUs, helping shipowners to either avoid or to overcome potential problems. The guidelines aim to support the construction and operation of FSRUs and FSUs.

Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director at Bureau Veritas, invites industry to continue bridging the gender gap and supporting effective leadership by setting clear targets and avoiding micro-managing. Mr. Brown also notes that the recent IMO strategy for emissions reduction is currently the biggest challenge.

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