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Naval Ships

Navies and governments around the world demand efficient, resilient ships for their fleets. With Bureau Veritas’ expertise, your naval vessels can meet international and national standards of safety and performance.

Leadership in safety design for Navies

Naval vessel operations often require specialized equipment and unique ship layouts. The rigorous safety standards for patrol and combat vessels are regularly updated, and navies cannot risk falling behind. Construction quality is of the utmost importance, and older vessels may require dismantling to make way for newer models.
Above all, the safety of crew members creates a need for optimized ship design and thorough review of vessels during the construction phase. 

How we support you

Bureau Veritas supports navies with dedicated classification Rules based on our experience across the wider shipping industry. We help you reconcile military specifications with safety objectives via design review and technical assessment of your vessels.

BV Naval ships services around the world
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Classification for a wide range of vessels

From fast patrol vessels to large surface warships, and from submarines to auxiliary naval vessels, Bureau Veritas has the expertise to ensure that your vessel’s design meets recognized standards. Our history of naval work allows us to manage the construction quality and cost-efficiency of a range of vessels, including older models.   

NR 483: Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships

Classification Rules for non combat vessels

Rules for non-combat vessels

Non-combat vessels such as logistics ships and fast patrol vessels are classed under Bureau Veritas’ standard rules for Classification of Steel Ships and benefit from specific service notations, including Cold or Ice Class notations for ships operating in Arctic waters

NR467: Rules for Classification of Steel Ships

Classification Rules for Submarines - Bureau Veritas Marine

Safety for submarines

The top priority for submarines is the prevention of sinking and human casualties. To avoid incidents, vessels require evacuation protocols and the capacity to safely return to the surface. Bureau Veritas’ rules for naval submarines are internationally recognized, and cover navigation, hull, and propulsion, as well as health and safety systems.


Naval Ship / Military Design

Enabling transfer of technology

Bureau Veritas’ international presence allows for the transfer of knowledge from the original yard where a vessel was first constructed, directly to your shipyard. We bring the best in international design and innovation to your vessels.    

Today’s naval ships are far ahead of where they were a decade ago, thanks to intelligent data and real-time, connected equipment. However, digitalization has also presented serious challenges to such ships. With cyber-attacks increasing in both sophistication and frequency, the industry can no longer afford to continue doing ‘business as usual.’

Bureau Veritas is helping clients rise to this challenge with our leading cyber security services. We have leveraged our expertise in smart ships, networks, telecommunications, ship design, and safety to provide:

  • Cyber compliance, detailed notations and practical guidelines for both new buildings and ships in service
  • A worldwide network of cybersecurity experts to secure ship designs and run efficient testing
  • Regulation compliance for BIMCO, IACS, ICS, IMO, OCIMF, Flag administration, and more

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