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Rules & Guidelines 

Bureau Veritas develops Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes for the benefit of our clients, partners, and the marine industry as a whole. 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 the development of the most relevant and up-to-date Rules.

Bureau Veritas provides more than 150 technical publications to download.
Rules and Rule Notes (NR) provide the applicable requirements for certification and classification by Bureau Veritas.
Guidance Notes (NI) provide informations and recommendations on specific topics related to marine units.

Check the latest updates

  • NR533Approval of service suppliers (February 2024 edition)
  • NR620Bunkering ships (February 2024 edition)
  • NR612 -  Amendments to the rules for harbour equipment (January 2024 edition)
  • NR426Construction survey of steel structures of offshore units and installations (January 2024 edition)
  • NI631Certification scheme for marine renewable energy technologies (January 2024 edition)