BV Launches Project Management Solution

Bureau Veritas launched VeriSTAR Newbuildings, designed to be a one-stop project management tool which allows BV clients, yards, owners, equipment manufacturers and BV surveyors and offices to manage the design review, product certification and survey at site of all aspects of a newbuilding project on line and at a glance. The database created during the newbuilding then follows the life of the ship, allowing immediate access to product specifications for spare parts purchasing.

VeriSTAR Newbuildings was thoroughly tested across BV's global network during 2003 with training at Bureau Veritas offices around the world.

Now it is going to be open to shipowners, yards and equipment manufacturers.

Using the communication facility of the internet, VeriSTAR Newbuildings allows everyone involved in a project, from design stage through the life of the ship, to see all actions required by BV in terms of surveyors, inspections and approvals, and all plans, certificates and documents at a glance, and certificates can be both checked and validated on line. The system allows equipment manufacturers to track certification of their products, and allows yards to co-ordinate plan submissions and approval, and the collation of all equipment and relevant certification.

"As the world leader in marine equipment EU certification, we originally devised this system to help manage product certification internally," explained Bernard Anne. "It does that, and also cuts down on fraud and mistakes as product certificates can easily be checked for validity on line.

However, it is so powerful, yet so simple to use, that we have extended it to manage design and plan approval and on-site surveys." Circle 3 3 on Reader Service Card

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