Rules & Guidelines 

Bureau Veritas develops Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes to benefit our clients, partners, and the marine industry overall. We use the vast experience of our engineers, gained through years of service in the marine industry, combined with advanced research into structure and hydrodynamics, to ensure development of the most relevant and up-to-date Rules.

Bureau Veritas provides more than 140 technical publications to download.
Rules and Rule Notes (NR) detail applicable requirements for certification and classification by Bureau Veritas.
Guidance Notes (NI) offer additional informations and technical advices on specific topics related to marine units.

Check the latest updates

  • NR646 - Tentative rules for structural assessment of steel ships (edition April 2022)
  • NR686 - Rules for the design and certification of membrane type LNG cargo containment system (edition April 2022)
  • NI364 - Verification scheme for unbonded flexible pipes (edition April 2022)
  • NI682 - Certification of fixed offshore substations for renewable energy projects (edition April 2022)
  • NR547 - Ships using fuel cells (edition January 2022)