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Bureau Veritas in an international group specialised in the inspection, analysis, audit, and certification of products, infrastructure and management systems.
Products & Services
Certification of equipment
Marine equipment certification Since January 1st, 1999, designated equipment to be placed on board European (EU and associated EEA countries Norway and Iceland) ships has to bear a special marine mark of conformity to the relevant technical standards : the wheel mark (¤).Designated equipment includes lifesaving appliances, marine pollution prevention equipment, fire protection equipment, navigation equipment and radio communications equipment.Bureau Veritas, as one of the leading notified bodies recognised in the industry, can provide services to shipowners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers everywhere in relation to the EU marine equipment conformity mark. Bureau Veritas is also authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK), AMSA (Australia) and MMF (France) to issue national type approval certificates under their authority.
Classification of ships and offshore units
Role of classification societies today The mission of classification societies is to contribute to the development and implementation of technical standards for the protection of life, property and the environment. Classification societies establish and apply technical requirements for the design, construction and survey of marine-related facilities, principally ships and offshore structures. These requirements are published as classification rules. Classification Societies maintain significant research departments that participate in the on-going development of technical safety standards. Classification societies may also act as Recognised Organisations for Flag States, verifying the ship’s compliance with international and/or national statutory regulations
- Classification Services