Offshore Service Vessels & Tugs

Bureau Veritas is the number one world leader in tug classification.  We are in the top three global classification societies for all offshore service vessels (OSVs), with an especially strong position in support vessels.

 

In this fast-growing market, there is an increasing need for sophisticated and versatile OSVs and tugs with outstanding operational performance, optimal energy efficiency and minimal emissions.


With the offshore oil and gas industry moving further offshore, into deeper waters and harsher environments, there is a clear drive for larger multi-role OSVs to combine advanced subsea capabilities with related economies of scale results. Ice classification and winterization are also key for operations in arctic waters.


While ensuring safety at sea, we can support you in meeting industry and regulatory challenges and in building and operating safe, high-performing, comfortable and efficient vessels.

 


Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of services:


 

Why choose Bureau Veritas?

 

  • In-depth knowledge of rules and regulations

Bureau Veritas provides you with the knowledge of rules and regulations that you need. We have dedicated class notations and standards covering all types of field development, offshore support and towing vessels.  Furthermore, a wide range of additional class notations is available for specific ship functions and operations, including dynamic positioning, offshore cranes, crew comfort, environmental protection, gas as fuel, ice class and shipboard winterization.


Bureau Veritas technical experts have an active part in the development of international regulations for offshore service vessels at the IMO and IACS level. We bring our know-how and experience from working with owners, designers and shipyards involved with advanced vessels and mission equipment.

We also take a leading role in the development of a pragmatic and consistent international regulatory framework for tugs, as we believe that cross-industry technical cooperation and harmonization are key enablers for the improvement of operational performance and safety.

 

  • Industry-leading research, knowledge and technical expertise 

Bureau Veritas is a strong supporter of innovation and new technologies. We invest heavily in R&D in order to provide fit-for-purpose class notations, rules, guidelines and design assessment tools, thereby ensuring that our customers are always up to speed with the latest developments. In addition, our world class in-house tools for seakeeping, mooring/dynamic positioning and finite element analysis are available to our clients.

 

  • At your service: wherever, whenever, whatever

At Bureau Veritas, the support we give to our customers goes way beyond compliance. We are with you every step of the way to provide practical and value-added services designed to assist you in realizing your projects and managing your assets. The key points are to identify and manage risk, while improving operational performance and efficiency.




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

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