BV Classed Fleet Reaches 100 Million Tonnes
Strong growth in the numbers of ships being transferred into BV class has pushed the Bureau Veritas classed fleet past the 100 million gross tonnes milestone. At the end of the first half of 2014 BV classed 10,700 ships totalling over 100 m gt.
Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President and Head of BV’s Marine & Offshore Division, said: “Our classed fleet has doubled in size over the last eight years and it is gratifying that the growth is coming from clients who experience and recognise both our technical leadership and our responsiveness. In addition to newbuildings joining the fleet we are seeing increasing transfers of fleets of modern vessels to BV class.”
Apart from bulk, tanker and containerships, BV is a world leader in LNG, one of the few class societies with a major cruise ship portfolio, a world leader in classing tugs, offshore service and specialised vessels and in the top three class societies in the offshore field, the company claims.
Donche-Gay said: “It is an important part of our strategy that we are present in every type of shipping so that we can deploy our experience and competence to help owners with any type of ship or offshore development.”