Dredgers

Bureau Veritas is the world leader for the classification of dredgers.


The dredging industry has become a global industry involved in maintenance dredging, land reclamation, coastal and port construction, as well as offshore construction. Dredging vessels are extremely sophisticated and require a high degree of attention from design to operation.

Therefore, dedicated rules and regulations for dredgers are necessary to ensure adequate safety standards.


As the leading classification society for dredgers, Bureau Veritas has deep knowledge and long term experience in dredgers. Bureau Veritas has always been at the forefront of the development of international regulations and tools for dredgers.

 

Bureau Veritas is an active partner in the IMO "Joint Working Group on dredgers operating at reduced freeboard", which deals with the specific freeboard, stability, construction and equipment issues regarding dredging vessels.


Bureau Veritas' classed fleet of dredging vessels stands at more than 500 vessels.

 

 

We offer a wide range of solutions for dredgers:

 

Why choose Bureau Veritas?

  • Expertise and innovation

We have a strong track record and pipeline for highly-innovative vessels. Bureau Veritas is the world leader in the complex technology and strength issues that these ships pose. Our in-house hull structure strength verification software MARS includes special calculation modules for hopper dredgers and split hopper dredgers.


Furthermore, we deliver technical value-added services for fatigue analysis, assessment of hydrodynamic loads on dredgers and vibration control.
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  • Energy efficiency

We are actively assisting designers, shipyards and shipowners to develop and invest in ships which are cleaner and more economical to operate. Along with a range of fit-for-purpose additional class notations for pollution prevention, we also provide energy efficiency assessment for design and operation. Our in-house simulation software SEECAT is a very effective tool that compares different design concepts in regard to energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Our E2 tool supports the implementation of the on-board ship energy efficiency management plan.

 

  • Near you always

Our global network of trained professionals is ready to guide you whenever and wherever you are in the world. With our level of know-how and experience, we are proud to be the partner of choice to assist you in designing, building and operating safe, green and efficient dredging vessels and equipment.



Visit our page dedicated to our research and development (R&D) projects.


 

 

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