Bureau Veritas has launched more transformative and innovative professional solutions and services to add to its existing bouquet, further assisting clients in Africa to meet the growing challenges of quality in the area of health and safety amongst others.

“Bureau Veritas is committed to the African continent and continues to show confidence in the regions,” comments the senior VP: Africa region and president of government services and international trade, Marc Roussel. “We continue to develop and engineer new solutions in support of our clients’ wide range of needs. We also continue to progress with the Bureau Veritas strategic plan in support of our global organisation and are excited about 2018 as we see our businesses gain momentum in southern Africa and the continent.”


The metals and minerals division, led by Gavin Hefer in southern Africa, has announced a new test offering, Transportable Moisture Limits (TML).

TML, which is fast becoming a global requirement, refers to the maximum moisture content permissible for the cargo of any ship that is considered safe for transportation.

The cargo can liquefy, affecting the centre of gravity and stability of the ship, and this can result in a safety and environmental concern. The company previously offered the service outside of South Africa, and recently obtained approval from the Global Technical Governance Regulator to conduct the tests locally at the Richards Bay laboratory across all three methods: Flow Table, Penetration Test and Proctor Fragerberg Test.

Turnaround times are now much quicker, and rates are more competitive in the local market.


The industry division, led by Eric van der Linde in southern Africa, has announced that various measures to better manage asset integrity management data on behalf of its clients have been launched.

Using advanced analytics, data can be interrogated and assimilated more effectively – thereby assisting engineers in their decisions regarding asset integrity and asset optimisation; increasing efficiency; lowering operational costs; and increasing profits.

In Zambia

The company’s Zambian operations, led by CEO Alex Hui, has announced the launch of the instrument-based vehicle inspection service, bringing improved reliability and safety to load vetting. Benefiting fleet management clients requiring hazard control, this improvement will boost cost and time saving efforts.