Ponant series builds on Vard collaboration

09/06/17

Bureau Veritas is working with Vard on its first passenger ship project: four polar expedition cruise vessels for Ponant to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. 

As the chosen classification society for the series, Bureau Veritas is supporting Vard Søviknes and the owner on USCG initial examination. Tecnitas, Bureau Veritas’ consultancy arm, is meanwhile working on some alternative designs for the project. 

Vard and Bureau Veritas have enjoyed a good and efficient working relationship for several years. In 2011 BV worked with Vard Brevik to approve its PSV 108 design, while three 86m high power salvage tugs for the Algerian Navy built by VARD Brattvaag from 2010 to 2012 were classed by Bureau Veritas, as well as a 100m diesel electric cable laying ship for Orange Marine delivered in 2014.

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