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.

Reference Contents Edition

NR445 Amd 003 E

Amendments from Part A to Part D

November 2022

NR445 A1 R06

Part A - Classification and Surveys

March 2023

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

Check the list of main changes March 2023 edition

Check other Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes, including documents dedicated to a particular structural type or service of the unit such as:

  • NR542 Classification of floating gas units
  • NR569 Classification for drilling ships

  • NI572 Classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines

  • NR494 Rules for the classification of offshore loading and offloading buoys

  • NR571 Classification of column stabilized units

  • NR578 Rules for the classification of tension leg platforms 

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

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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