Leading classification society Bureau Veritas has extended the range of reliability solutions it provides for the global offshore industry through a formal partnership with leading aerospace risk management firm APSYS. Under the agreement, APSYS will adapt best aerospace practices and tools to the offshore oil and gas industry and BV will implement APSYS solutions to assist clients in building robust and safe installations while optimising design and operating costs.
Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division, says, “Everything we do today for our clients in offshore energy has to be focused on reducing costs and operating downtime while improving efficiency and safety. There are many common challenges between deep-sea and space, including reliability, availability and safety issues, operation in a harsh environment, difficulty of access in operation and complex systems with embedded software. Together with APSYS we can deliver solutions proven in the aerospace industry to our offshore clients.”
Christian Forestier, Managing Director of APSYS, says, “The aerospace industry has deployed over the last forty years methodologies and tools to develop Safety, Availability and Operational Reliability, allowing airlines to build profitable business models relying on safe and cost-efficient aircrafts. Our partnership with BV will give us the opportunity to transfer this experience to the Oil and Gas industry that today needs to deploy new solutions to face the challenge of production efficiency”
Services to be provided under the partnership include Reliability and Maintainability Analysis, Risk Assessment and CFD modelling, Production Optimisation and Obsolescence Management, Optimisation of Sub-Sea Architectures, Spare Parts Strategy Optimisation and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis.
Says De Tugny, “By applying these proven disciplines using APSYS and BV tools and experience, our clients will benefit from a substantial reduction in production downtime, a much-reduced planned maintenance impact on production availability and a significant cut in operational expenditure.”
APSYS is established as the corporate centre of excellence for technical risk management of AIRBUS Group. For thirty years APSYS has provided system engineering, reliability and integrated logistic support services to the group. It has developed its own tools and expertise with key programs such as the AIRBUS series of airliners, including the hugely successful A380, or Ariane, the vector for the European Space Program. APSYS has also successfully applied its expertise and techniques to other industrial domains such as transportation, defence, oil and gas and nuclear energy.
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66, 000 employees in around 1, 400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
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