Project Assurance

Project Assurance

Ships are constructed in countries around the world – but only the largest shipowners are likely to have in-house dedicated teams to verify construction and repair works. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provides project assurance through on-site, second-party representation, supplementing in-house teams. Our experts are available worldwide to ensure that new construction, conversion, and repair works are completed to specification and quality standards. 

Vessels can be built or repaired in shipyards across the world, often at great distance from the owners who commission and operate them. To be sure that vessels are built and repaired to specification, shipowners must have second-party representation on the ground. This requires the presence of a range of experts, including mechanical, coatings, and structural engineers, who can act on the owner’s behalf, ensuring the vessel is constructed or altered as required.

  • Our highly qualified teams of mechanical, coatings and structural engineers act as on-site, second-party representation
  • Our regulatory experts support shipowners by ensuring vessels are built, converted or repaired to specification
  • Our extensive global presence ensures our experts can be quickly deployed to shipyards around the world
  • Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is recognized for our history of expertise and experience in project management

our offer

Client representation and support

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore acts as your second-party representative in the shipyard. Our experts help you achieve your objectives for quality control and cost optimization during the vessel construction, modification, conversion or repair process.

Assistance throughout the project

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore acts as your guide during all stages of vessel construction, conversion, and repair. Our goal is to ensure maximum safety and quality standards are met throughout the construction process, and that your vessel conforms to the specified requirements during and upon completion of works.

Attendance at shop and sea trials

Sea trials are an indispensable final step before a ship can be certified. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore participates in shop and sea trials, witnessing and ensuring that upon completion of testing, your vessel complies with the specifications, contract speed and contract fuel consumption agreed on prior to final delivery and eventual deployment in-service. 

Project management services

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provides project management services for the construction, conversion, modification and repair of your vessels. Our services include on-site support, structural assurance, electrical and automation installation, coatings and corrosion prevention systems inclusion, and equipment design modifications.

FMECA studies

Using FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis) evaluations, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore can assess the effects of a worst-case scenario failure of your vessels’ systems. Our studies include analyses of bilge, anti-heel and ballast systems, dive systems, and offshore cranes for OSVs, among other equipment.

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What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.