Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 78,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore has over 190 years of service experience as a classification society, with 2,650 experts active in 140 countries. We operate as a global network, following global standards, but able to meet our clients’ needs locally through our regional marine operations, customer support and technical centers. 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.

The classed fleet consists of more than 11,400 seagoing ships, making Bureau Veritas the largest classification society by number of assets. We covering all market segments, ranging from deep sea merchant shipping, short sea shipping and cruise to work ships and naval ships. Our relationships are built on service, transparency and trust: we work alongside our clients, providing the support they need, and share our knowledge through training and technology. We cooperate with the entire marine and offshore ecosystem: ship owners, shipyard and ship designers, equipment manufacturers, charterers, operators, energy majors, contractors, financiers and administrations around the world.

We have built up extensive experience with gas fueled and (hybrid) battery powered ships and collaborating with industry partners on new fuels – including ammonia, hydrogen and methanol – and power systems – including fuel cells – to support the energy transition toward maritime climate neutrality. Additionally, we are involved in forward looking smart ship projects, covering autonomous navigation and remote operations. To safeguard automated and connected assets we have developed a pragmatic risk based cyber security approach meeting both regulatory and industry needs.

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