Benefits of third-party testing and inspection highlighted

An event at the Mutiara Ballroom 1, Radisson Hotel highlighted the importance and benefit of third party testing, inspection and certification towards an organization on Wednesday.

The event familiarised guests with the Bureau Veritas Brunei’s newest line of business in power and gas utilities, as well as establishing a better foothold in various industries.

Bureau Veritas is a leading and largest third-party inspection and certification company in Brunei Darussalam.

With its global presence, Bureau Veritas aims to become the leader in the industry and a major player in each of the market segments and key geographical market it ventures into.

Country Chief Executive Rizan Latif in his opening address, said, “As a business-to-business-to-society company, Bureau Veritas is dedicated to building trust between client companies, public authorities and consumers.”

He added that “our mission is to reduce our clients’ risks, improve their performance and help them innovate to meet the challenges of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility”.

“Since our founding in 1828,” said Rizan, “our name has been synonymous with integrity—all the more crucial in an industry built on trust.”

“Today, we continue to place a premium on creating strong confidence between companies, consumers and public authorities. We are also capitalising on our extensive experience to better serve society’s aspirations.”

Bureau Veritas staff and guests from the Electricity Authority Brunei Darussalam at the Ministry of Energy in a group photo. PHOTO: BUREAU VERITAS

He added that driven by society, “we acknowledge the challenges of growing urbanisation, anticipating the need for safer, smarter cities.

“We anticipate the expectations of an expanding global population, including the need for secure and reliable agricultural production.

“We understand the impact of climate change, working to ensure people worldwide have access to cleaner energy, while supporting our clients in the efficient management or conversion of their existing assets.

“We embrace digitalisation, while mitigating the risks it bring and support the development of revolutionary materials and technologies.

“Driven by society, we are working ever more closely with our clients, addressing today’s crucial challenges and answering society’s aspirations.

“The power sector is on the frontline of the fight against climate change, and the energy transition is well underway. The energy industry is working to accelerate the shift from conventional to plow carbon power generation, and to create the infrastructure to make this possible. Yet this comes at a time of rapidly rising energy demand and insecurity of supply,” Rizan said.

“The challenge is to develop innovative renewable energy projects, while ensuring the safe, reliable operation of conventional power assets during the transition.

“Quoted from International Renewable Energy Agency, it is expecting a 70 per cent reduction of energy-related CO2 emission by 2025, compared to current levels, necessary to secure a climate safe future.

“Quoted from the World Energy Council, there are still 1.2 billion people who have no access to electricity.

“Quoted from International Energy Agency, it is expecting a 60-per-cent increase in global electricity demand by 2040.

“Bureau Veritas helps clients worldwide meet this challenge with confidence. Our teams of experts on the ground in 140 countries provides a full range of solutions, for both conventional and renewable power generation as well as for transmission and distribution grids. We help our clients maximise the safety, quality and performance of assets the life cycle”.In reference to the power and gas utilities industry, Bureau Veritas offers a range of services to facilitate the needs of the power and utilities sector, nuclear installations and others, which require certification, design and permitting, procurement, construction, asset operation, condition monitoring, asset management, late-life services. Services catered towards the construction industry also help to secure a brighter relationship with government and private sector industries where HSE plays a huge role in developing trust.

These include feasibility and risk analysis, material testing, site inspection, periodical inspections that are crucial to the health and well-being of asset types residential buildings, commercial buildings, equipment and infrastructure (power plants, power stations and airport) and so on.

A Bureau Veritas standard certification in any aspect of these fields is projected to greatly benefit both the client and the consumer as ISO standard certifications under BV are globally recognised and well trusted.

Guests from the Electricity Authority Brunei Darussalam (AENBD) at the Ministry of Energy attended the event. A question-and-answer session was also conducted after the briefing.