Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory component of Bureau Veritas Group, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has extended its collaboration agreement with TSI S.L.  the Spanish company specialising in noise and vibrations engineering solutions.

The collaboration agreement between the two companies will enhance the worldwide capabilities of BV Solutions M&O to directly address requirements for noise and vibration and underwater noise predictive calculations.

High-grade comfort for crews and passengers demands robust noise and vibration expertise to support the design and build of vessels, and while initially dedicated to cruise ships, these requirements were extended to ferries, gas carriers and other crew transfer vessels, service operations vessels and tugs in the last decade. Standards for Navy vessels have also become more demanding and TSI has successfully brought its expertise to this market sector.

BV Solutions M&O and BV have worked with TSI for 20 years, initially as co-partners on research and development projects, and then co-involved in industrial projects. By joining the core expertise of both organisations, the partnership has enabled the building of a complete service offering to answer noise and vibration challenges.

Paul Shrieve, President, BV Solutions M&O, said: “We are delighted to have extended our collaboration with TSI – a company with 40 years’ experience in providing high-quality noise and vibration services for assets around the world.

“From engines, turbines, compressors, pumps and HVAC equipment to the motion of the sea, the sources of noise and vibration on marine and offshore assets are numerous. They can compromise the health, safety and comfort of passengers and crew, as well as impair the performance of onboard equipment. Underwater noise can also be severely disruptive to marine life.

“But it is not just vessels that can be impacted. For offshore assets, vibration in rotating machinery or the asset structure itself can be very damaging to production performance and to offshore personnel.

“Our collaboration with TSI will enhance our unrivalled expertise in predictive calculations and measurements to optimise noise and vibration constraints throughout an asset’s entire lifecycle.”

Publio Beltran, General Manager of Madrid-headquartered TSI, said: “We are extremely honoured to have extended our collaboration agreement with BV Solutions M&O.

“It is a privilege for us to be associated with one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship together.”