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BV Rules

Bureau Veritas develops Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes to benefit our clients, partners, and the marine industry overall. We use the vast experience of our engineers, gained through years of service in the marine industry, combined with advanced research into structure and hydrodynamics, to ensure development of the most relevant and up-to-date Rules.

Bureau Veritas provides a collection of more than 180 technical documents freely available for download.

Rules and Rule Notes are technical publications related to marine units and/or specific equipment for marine and offshore units. These documents detail applicable requirements for certification and classification by Bureau Veritas.

Guidance Notes offer information and technical advice on specific points related to marine units. These documents may not to be considered Rules or Rule Notes for the classification and certification of marine units.

Check the latest updates

  • NR467 - Amendments to the Rules for the classification of steel ships (Edition January 2019)
  • NI 658 - Type approval of fibres and yarns (Edition December 2018)
  • NI 432 - Certification of fibre ropes for deepwater offshore services (Edition December 2018)
  • NR589 - Wind farms service ships (Edition December 2018)
  • NR659 - Rules on cyber security for the classification of marine units (Edition December 2018)
  • NR610 - Rules for the classification of diving systems (Edition December 2018)

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