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Our Profile


Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies
And because we’re part of Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services with over 78,000 employees in more than 1600 locations, we have a truly global outlook, bringing a broader understanding of the global supply chain and blue economy.

We are by your side to help you navigate the energy transition; supporting you with practical advice, tools and technology for you to make the right decisions to run a safe, sustainable and high performing business.


Our marine engineers, naval architects, scientists, mathematicians and structural and materials specialists are experts in their chosen fields.  What brings us together is our in-depth knowledge and expertise in the marine and offshore industries and our passion for the marine environment.

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


At Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore we have a guiding mission: Shaping a better maritime world. 
We’re driven to keep people and assets safe and to preserve our blue planet for future generations.

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Matthieu de Tugny
de Tugny

Executive Vice President

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Class originated to protect the interests of marine insurers. We have come a long way since our founding in 1828 - and the development of class rules and regulations. We evolved to help ensure safety: the safety of people and the environment. Now we need to help ensure the protection of the oceans, not just by preventing accidental pollution but being active in nurturing as well as protecting the future and working towards a better maritime world.


We operate as a global network, following global standards, but pride ourselves in meeting your needs locally.  Information-sharing platforms connecting you with our network, combined with our open, transparent way of working, mean we seamlessly manage projects internationally.

bureau veritas marine & offshore
19local plan approval offices
8offshore technology centers
3research centers
180survey offices
1Verification Academy
8Remote Survey Centers

Over the years, Bureau Veritas has expanded its offering through acquisition and partnerships with companies with specialist expertise.

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We’re known for being responsive and building strong and long relationships with our clients; for being flexible without compromise. And because we’re a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, we have a truly global outlook, bringing a broader understanding of the global supply chain and blue economy.

Our unrelenting focus on clients and being available to provide local support, combined with our deep technical expertise, has earned us leadership positions across many vessel types, including gas ships, small cruise ships, dry bulk and offshore vessels.

So, whether we’re meeting the challenge of decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets safely and sustainably, helping shipowners embrace decarbonisation and digitalisation to transport goods safely and sustainably, or supporting marine renewable energy technologies, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is shaping a better maritime world.