BV Updates Naval Rules

Friday, October 20, 2006
Bureau Veritas has joined forces with prominent military ships designers and builders to update and complete its Rules for Classification of Naval Ships. The new rules, which build on Bureau Veritas’s experience with high-technology vessels and materials, will provide designers and builders with a safe, pragmatic, robust and rational framework for military ships of all sizes. Yves Le Gal, head of military developments at BV’s Paris head office, says, “Naval concerns about the safety of military ship in peacetime have prompted the development of naval classification rules. This new edition, dated September 2006, benefits from experience gained during the recent new construction programmes for the French navy. These programmes include the two BPC force projection and command vessels Mistral and Tonnerre, which were successfully delivered to the French navy under BV classification at the end of 2005 / beginning of 2006; the ongoing programme for the Fremm multi-mission frigate, the design of which is presently under approval at BV; and the second PA2 aircraft carrier, for which a specific chapter of the rules has been developed.” The new rules comprise five sections, dealing with: classification and surveys; hull design and construction; machinery, systems and electricity, fire protection; additional requirements for specific notations on frigates and aircraft carriers; and additional class notations. They cover survey requirements, class verification and construction rules for modern military ships. Yves Le Gal says, “BV has taken into consideration the specific military requirements that a naval combat ship must fulfil in term of redundancy, automation, fire protection and stability. These new rules combine Bureau Veritas experience with new technology and French navy and naval yards’ experience with military applications and technical naval skills.”
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ABS CEO Lays Out Vision for Technical Leadership at CMA Shipping

During the recent CMA Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford, Connecticut, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki provided the conference's keynote address

Oceanex Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Oceanex Inc. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Members in 2014. This national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post,

Navy Awards Austal $691M for Two Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy has ordered two new littoral combat ships from Austal, the shipbuilder said in a press release today. The two orders, worth $691 million, are part

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2042 sec (5 req/sec)