Offshore units

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 December 1st, 2016.

BV Rules for the Classification of Offshore Units consist of the following documents:

Reference Contents Edition

Part A - Classification and Surveys

December 2016

Part B - Structural safety

December 2016

Part C - Facilities

December 2016

Part D - Services Notations

December 2016

  • Main Changes in BV Rules for Offshore Units, Edition December 2016

Other Bureau Veritas technical documents are available for free download, including documents dedicated to a particular offshore units such as:

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.