Survey planning software introduced by BV

Bureau Veritas has introduced a new Optimum Survey Planning (OSP) application, providing proactive notification of optimised survey times and locations to allow companies to more easily plan vessel schedules and ensure the availability of appropriate surveyor expertise in selected ports.

The software includes an optimised survey and audit scope proposal system, providing visibility on the status of the request up until the report is made available. Additional information on the ports listed, including information on BV-approved service suppliers in each port, is provided via a direct link to the BV Approval Explorer application.

Bureau Veritas is working with CLS, a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES), to forecast ship routes as an alternative to manual ship route booking, to further automate the process. The OSP system is embedded within VeriStar Info, BV’s client portal, and is available in both desktop and mobile versions.

“This is not just about putting survey bookings online, this is about improving our services and making the classification experience easier, with visibility, flexibility and control,” said Laurent Hentges, Bureau Veritas Vice-President of Operational Excellence.

“We are continuing to work with leading technology partners, in this case CLS, to help us deliver leading solutions.”

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