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Bureau Veritas buys UK consultant TMC Marine

Classification society Bureau Veritas is buying UK-headquartered international consultancy TMC Marine.

TMC has been providing pre and post casualty advice and support to the marine industry since 1979. The business focuses on marine claims and accident investigations, salvage and wreck removal consultancy and marine expert witness services for a client base that spans P&I clubs, law firms, marine insurers, salvage companies and ship owners. TMC will reinforce Bureau Veritas’ position in value-added marine services

Headquartered in London, TMC has a network of offices in the US, China, Singapore and Australia. It employs over 50 people and generated revenues of $9.81m in 2015.

 “Our Marine & Offshore business, the historical activity of Bureau Veritas, is one of our eight key growth initiatives to 2020. As such, it is evolving rapidly. We are diversifying our service portfolio and developing our technological leadership in order to meet all our clients’ expectations in risk management,” said Didier Michaud-Daniel, ceo of Bureau Veritas.

 “This is a strategic alliance that will provide TMC with technical synergies and greatly enhance the services we can offer to new and existing clients while at the same time continuing our plan of further geographic expansion,” added Tony Bowman, chairman of TMC.

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