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Monday, 27 August 2012

Bureau Veritas issues offshore unit and ship conversion guidance

LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance on Ship Conversion into Surface Offshore Units and Redeployment of Surface Offshore Units.

BV Guidance Note NI 593 sets out the requirements for structural assessment when operators are considering converting a ship into an offshore unit or making major modifications to offshore units in service.

Dan Frorup, head of offshore services, Bureau Veritas, says, “We have extensive experience with assessing the structures of offshore units, especially conversions. In the current hot offshore market we see a drive to yet more conversions. However, operators need to ensure that enough attention is given to assessing the structure of the hull against its new service parameters and required design life before the conversion is done. That is why we have published this guidance, to ensure nothing is missed when planning conversions or modifications.”

The guidance note specifies the structural assessment methodology covering the ship itself, its proposed operating area and fatigue.

Visit Bureau Veritas’ offshore team at ONS, Stavanger, 28 – 31 August. Hall J, Stand 946.

Press may request a copy of the guidance note from chris@merlinco.com

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has 58,000 employees in 940 offices and 340 laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to 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.
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For more information:     

Dan Frorup
Offshore Global Business Unit
Bureau Veritas
+33 1 55 24 75 87

Philippe Boisson                                           
Bureau Veritas Marine Division
Communication Director                                       
+33 1 55 24 71 98                                       

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