NR445 Rules for the classification of offshore units

BV Rules for the classification of offshore units give the requirements for the assignment and the maintenance of classification for offshore units, such as surface units, semi-submersible units, self-elevating units, SPAR, TLP, buoys, etc. They are applicable to floating units only.

Unless otherwise specified, these Rules apply to units for which the date of contract for construction is on or after February 1st, 2019. BV Rules for the Classification of Offshore Units consist of the following documents:

Reference Contents Edition

NR445 Amd 002 E

Amendments from Part A to Part D

February 2019

NR445 A1 R05

Part A - Classification and Surveys

December 2016

NR445 B1 R05

Part B - Structural safety

December 2016

NR445 C1 R05

Part C - Facilities

December 2016

NR445 D1 R07

Part D - Services Notations

December 2016

Other Bureau Veritas technical documents are available for free download through the Full list of Bureau Veritas Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes, including documents dedicated to a particular ship type such as:

  • NR571 Classification of column stabilized units

  • NR569 Classification for drilling ships

  • NR542 Classification of floating gas units
  • NR494 Rules for the classification of offshore loading and offloading buoys

  • NR534  Rules for the classification of self-elevating units - jack-ups and liftboats

  • NR578 Rules for the classification of tension leg platforms 

  • NI 572 Classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines

Note: Bureau Veritas may at any time issue corrigenda for any published Rules or Guidance Notes to address errors in the printed and/or electronic editions.

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