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

  • NR686 - Rules for the design and certification of membrane type LNG cargo containment system (March 2023 edition)
  • NR445 - Part A of the Rules for the classification of offshore units (March 2023 edition)
  • NR612Rules for the classification of harbour equipment (March 2023 edition)
  • NR490Rules for the classification of crew boat (March 2023 edition)
  • NI663Propeller in composite materials (March 2023 edition)