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Bureau Veritas opens alternative renewables energy center in Singapore


Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Singapore has launched a new center of excellence, the innovation Centre of Alternative Renewables Energy (iCARE), supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board. Aligning itself with Singapore’s goal of driving innovation to increase competitiveness in maritime, iCARE will drive sustainable growth and new technology in Singapore. By creating an enabling environment for value innovation in the industry, Bureau Veritas hopes to generate a positive impact and attract and develop talent in maritime careers. Bureau Veritas has been leading the market with a portfolio of solutions, embracing the latest technologies and digital tools to help optimize efficiency, improve safety, and ultimately minimize risk. The new innovation center reaffirms Bureau Veritas’ determination to drive sustainability through innovation. “As our business continues to strengthen in Singapore and across the region, this investment is aligning Bureau Veritas with stakeholders to ensure collaboration, quickening the journey to GHG and sustainability targets,” said David Barrow, vice president of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. “We already have new sustainability and innovation projects under way, and we will be working closely with the recently opened Maritime Centre for Decarbonisation in Singapore. The support of the Singapore Economic Development Board reflects Singapore’s proactive and leading edge in future technology and decarbonization.”

From left, Anilan, Barrow, and Yong

Directing iCARE is Koh Shu Yong, previously the head of commercial and innovation with Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore in Singapore. Supporting him is Ashish Anilan, sustainability leader in Bureau Veritas’ Southeast Asia Zone. Bureau Veritas is confident that under the leadership of these experienced individuals, iCARE will prove invaluable to its strategic plan. “Moving into a new era of innovation and technology, it is paramount to shape new paradigms for innovation in the industry and to develop more collaborative impact to explore innovative ideas on sustainable energy solutions for the future, meeting both Singapore’s and global regulatory requirements,” said Yong. Dawn Lim, vice president and head of commercial and professional services for the Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “With its focus on the development of new digital services and standards, the launch of iCARE is a welcome boost to the transformation efforts of our testing, inspection, and certification industry. These innovation efforts will enhance the sophistication of Singapore’s maritime industry, and further strengthen our role as a maritime hub for the region. In addition, we look forward to working with iCARE and other industry players in the areas of sustainability and alternative fuels, as Singapore transitions towards a low-carbon economy.”

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