Our Profile

One of the world’s leading classification societies, Bureau Veritas works to provide our clients with the support, expertise, and in-depth knowledge they need. Our marine engineers, naval architects, scientists, mathematicians and structural and materials specialists are experts in their chosen fields. What brings them together is their thorough knowledge of the Marine and Offshore industries.

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is headed by Philippe Donche-Gay, who is also Deputy CEO of Bureau Veritas Group.

2,650 Marine & Offshore experts
190 years of service
140 countries served

We work hand-in-hand with our clients

Our relationships are built on service, transparency and trust: we work alongside our clients, providing the advice and calculations they need, and sharing our knowledge through training and technology. We work closely with the entire marine and offshore community: designers, yards, equipment manufacturers, contractors, shipowners, oil majors and administrations around the world. 


We are close to our clients, wherever they are

We operate as a global network, following global standards, but able to react to our clients’ needs locally. Information-sharing platforms across our network and with our clients, combined with our open, transparent way of working, mean we are set up to manage projects internationally.

16 regional plan offices
5 offshore technology centers
3 research centers
18 survey offices
1 Verification Academy
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Bureau Veritas Solutions – Marine and Offshore is our dedicated arm providing technical advisory, asset management and assurance solutions for the marine and offshore markets. Our maritime expertise provides high-performance solutions, helping address complex risk.