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Move Forward with Confidence
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Move Forward with Confidence

The LNG carrier Arkat, 147,228 cu m, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Brunei Gas Carriers Sendirian Berhad.

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the first newbuilding for Prestige Cruise Holding and its brand Oceania Cruises.084 gt.395-passenger Marina.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 CONTENTS 04 06 07 08 09 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 31 32 33 34 36 A new meaning of efficiency Key points Newbuildings Expert global support Close to clients Operational services Research & development Offshore Bulk carriers Oil & chemical carriers Gas carriers Container ships Passenger ships Offshore support vessels & tugs Dredgers Warships Marine renewable energy Consultancy & outsourcing Inland waterways The 1. 66. . delivered by Fincantieri Sestri.

finding the optimum solutions that meet all the definitions of efficiency. coupled with rising oil prices. we were there. nuclear and fuel cell solutions. Our newbuilding order book doubled on the new orders from the year before. versatility. And verifying the outcomes. at its most basic .” BERNARD ANNE Executive Vice President and Managing Director. making a pathway for the use of gas. Transporting it in new and safer LNG carriers. using it to propel ships. in every technology. we were there. in every ship type and at every part of the industrial process. To be efficient means more than saving fuel. from concept through to delivery and operation of complex ships and offshore systems. That’s what we delivered in 2010. Owners renewed their fleets with a stream of new ships. And we were entrusted with key contracts in the offshore field. acquiring companies with complementary expertise so we can roll out new services to shipowners. helping them quantify and control risks. not the easiest. control and a relentless focus on the real meaning of efficiency. but much more difficult to build a safe and fuel-efficient ship. Diversity. the right support and the right feedback on the operating conditions to make the right judgements. It must burn less fuel and cleaner fuel across a wide range of loading conditions and a wide range of speeds. but the best and safest way to do things. 04 05 . Not the fastest. The 2. During 2010 we redeployed resources to help yards develop new and more efficient designs.400 ships. without breakdown. industry and class to work towards new and more efficient ways to do things at sea and in offshore energy. Gas was a strong focus. predicting what effect changes will have. Getting it out of the ground with floating solutions. We are there. as we aligned size of the group has helped us to be present in every country. And to be efficient above all means operating without incident. Then. yards were busier and the offshore sector grew strongly. newbuilding orders picked up. the interests of academics. finding the optimum solutions that meet all the definitions of efficiency.000-car-capacity City of St Petersburg was delivered in December 2010 by Kyokuyo Shipyard to Nissan Motor Car keep things safe. not the easiest. But there were dark clouds. it means burning the right fuel in the right place. Bulker and tanker owners suffered as the market struggled to absorb the new ships and the Deepwater Horizon incident and subsequent costs have changed for ever the way that offshore operators look at risk. And we foresaw that it would be most help for passenger ships in port areas. strength. Those were our key themes for 2010.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 A NEW MEANING OF EFFICIENCY “We invested heavily in Arctic and offshore research and development to ensure that the best tools and experienced people were right there with the offshore operators and developers. and that means having crew with the right training. And the It worked. The unique semi-sphere bow of this vessel is designed to reduce wind resistance and save fuel. To be efficient means operating the ship in the optimum way for every environmental condition. operators and yards during 2011. making sure they are safe. Our classed fleet grew strongly to over 9. and they are why we will help more owners. feeder vessels and ferries. We can facilitate and act as a catalyst at every level. without pollution. but the best and safest way to do things. That’s what we delivered in 2010. And that is the role of class. Not the fastest. measuring what happens now. slow and fuelefficient ship. so we developed solutions for that as well. helping them quantify and control risks. Delivering it with LNG-RV vessels and floating FSRUs. BV as a group continued to grow strongly. We invested heavily in Arctic and offshore research and development to ensure that the best tools and experienced people were right there with the offshore operators and developers. Bureau Veritas Marine Division Our optimism for 2010 was not misplaced. we were there. injecting knowledge and technical expertise and sharing development with academics and industry. Now efficiency has to take on a new meaning. without loss of life. put a new focus on operational efficiency. including all subsea systems. Our investment in research and development and links with key universities grew strongly. To be efficient means more than optimising a ship to burn less fuel when loaded and at its design service speed. such as the verification of the northern Norway Goliat FPSO and field. we worked on projects for fuelling large container vessels. Continuing pressure on environmental emissions. It is easy to build an underpowered. Class can help with that quest for new levels of efficiency.

6m gt were for bulk carriers and 2. with a large component of bulkers within that. and increased focus on risk management and on the energy efficiency in new designs as well as in the operation of ships.7 37 37. with a surge in bulker orders in particular. such as harvest deepwater oil. Sweden.” PIERRE DE LIVOIS Senior Vice President and Technical Director “The trend for the next few years is towards more stable levels of newbuildings. with Singapore. • BV worked on projects to bring gas fuel for ships into reality. Switzerland. Russia. and its newbuilding surveyors were active in every shipbuilding country in the world. • During 2010 BV’s classed fleet grew to a record 9. Canada and Japan completing the top ten countries by tonnage of new orders.5 55 49 44. increased demand for offshore floaters took up the slack. They were doing what they always do. Of BV’s new orders. But developments in inland navigation meant BV also saw strong gains in Egypt.6 6. mostly bulkers. 2010 saw shipyards in China and Korea breathing a sigh of relief as new contracting picked up pace. The mix reflected the diversity of Bureau Veritas fleet and expertise. with a healthy presence in every ship type. and BV invested in a number of renewable energy development projects.4 35. although European yards were still suffering a dearth of orders.6 30.7m gt. In terms of global market share.02m gt of bulkers and tankers to BV class during 2010.5 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 35. or turned to repair. The bulk of the new orders were for construction in China. more offshore energy activity. with the rest evenly split across every type of ship from luxury cruise vessel.7 13. local content rules boosted its Brazilian presence. and BV took leadership of key projects investigating whipping and springing in very large open ship structures. The ships in service being moved to BV class were of a low average age.5m gt. Globally. Owners in sixty-four other countries also ordered vessels to BV class.493 vessels totalling over 76. • The first MLC certificate was issued to a Greek owner. and Turkish yards took on innovative projects such as powership conversions. offshore gas and deep offshore wind energy. The trend for the next few years is towards more stable levels of newbuildings.5m gt. with some cruise vessels in Europe and major ferry orders in Korea.4m gt for tankers. A new ice loading and structural interaction tool. IceSTAR. yet they also want to do more difficult things. • A Green Rating system based on BV’s experience in rating energy-efficient buildings adapted for shipping to help owners and charterers rate and manage the energy efficiency of ships was proposed.3 58. for both oil and gas and wind. every shipbuilding country and with every significant cluster of owners.9 62 52 42 32 Graph of growth in classed fleet Bureau Veritas’ classed fleet continued to grow strongly in 2010 06 the development of the Goliat field off northern Norway. • Guidelines for Offshore Floating Wind Turbines were developed and published.2 31 28. with a substantial Chinese and Brazilian component. and on a specific project to help cruise vessels use LNG in ports. In the current market. sophisticated ro-pax ferry or larger dredger to new types of offshore support vessel and wind farm support craft. • BV updated its AIMS asset integrity management system and delivered the first integrated AIMS plan covering topsides and hull with risk-based inspection and maintenance. The rules cover vessels able to operate without icebreaker assistance in the high Arctic and Caspian Sea and are intended to speed oil and gas development. wind mills in particular.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 KEY POINTS NEWBUILDINGS “There aren’t any more simple problems. subsea systems and risers and electrification. • BV published new Polar Rules and guidance on ice structure interaction. which brought down the average age of the fleet once more.2 40. more offshore energy activity. The growth came from a large number of newbuildings and also a substantial transfer of ships in service. Brazil is a fastgrowing market for both the ownership and building of new ships and there BV took thirty per cent of the new orders placed.5 70 64. and its ability to support projects of every ship type and in every geographical area. The verification covers an innovative FPSO design.6 39. owners and offshore operators want to improve efficiency and save costs. • BV published guidance on Risk-Based Verification and Classification of Offshore Units and won a major third party verification contract from ENI Norway for 1999 92 g mt 82 72 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 76. 07 . • BV published new Rules for Offshore Floating Gas Units and saw several major FLNG projects come to fruition with BV assistance.4 10.46m gt. Today we have to facilitate innovations which produce solutions to complex and multi-faceted problems. with Greek owners not far behind ordering 1. BV was entrusted with over 13 per cent of the 2010 neworders in tonnage and over 16 percent in number of vessels. year out . and its consultancy arm Tecnitas won interesting contracts to design anchors and moorings for deepwater offshore units. doubling 2009 orders to over 9. One noticeable fact was a flavour of conservatism as substantial series of ships were ordered for the domestic flag fleets of the shipbuilding countries.4 11. Chinese owners dominated the BV order book. and an increased offshore floater segment. • Newbuilding orders entrusted to BV class doubled on 2009 to 9. • BV published Rules on the classification of mooring systems for offshore structures.5 Graph of total orderbook Some stability returned to the newbuilding orderbook with shipowners choosing BV class for quality vessels and offshore projects owners ordered over 1m gt of new vessels. year in. • Guidelines for Ultra Large Containerships were devised and published.” BRUNO DABOUIS Vice President Sales and Marketing Management Class has come a long way from its basic function of devising rules to prevent accidents and loss of life. The share was a little higher than that in China and Greece. BV’s new order book during 2010 mirrored global trends. Switzerland. Portugal and Croatia. preparing the way for implementation of the MLC maritime labour convention. on the Pazflor FPSO. and increased focus on risk management and the energy efficiency in new designs as well as in operations of ships.8 17. placing orders for 2. Taiwan. French 2001 40 g mt 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 5.making sure those yards and owners get the right ship built. 5. Where there was capacity not taken by shipbuilding. was developed with Saint Petersburg University. for both oil and gas and renewable energy. orders were more than double those in 2009. and 100 per cent in France.

to have smooth.” DIDIER BOUTTIER Senior Vice President Marine East Zone CLOSE TO CLIENTS NORTH AMERICA The Bureau Veritas US network grew in both competence and extent during 2010. including the building of two capesize vessels for Canada’s Oak Maritime at SWS in China and the early 2011 delivery of two more capesize vessels from SWS to Foremost. class had to adjust resources to give more support to shipowners taking delivery of new tonnage. International Shipping Partners transferred an exploration passenger vessel to BV class and BV strengthened its team of dedicated passenger ship surveyors. but also for shipowning. SOUTH AMERICA BV took the majority of newbuilding orders in Brazil in 2010. That is why we are developing enhanced services for trusted clients. We are now a local company. But it is not just China. including four panamax tankers for Petrobras Transpetro to be built at EISA Shipyard and eight LPG carriers to be built for Petrobras at Promar / STX Pernambuco Shipyard. Furthermore. safe and efficient operations.” DIDIER CHALÉAT Senior Vice President Marine West Zone Marine survey stations Marine technical centres Marine operations centres Marine regional training centres “The shift in business from West to East is accelerating.000 t in displacement. Yards had to adjust to falling order books. Pressure has increased on shipowners and shipyards with more and more stringent regulations. that meant retraining and redeploying some newbuilding surveyors to help them deliver support to ships in service and transferring more resources of expertise to Asia. and more support to yards needing rapid approval for energy-efficient designs. to make the best technical choices. and we are. to set priorities. Three 7. For the Bureau Veritas network. The offshore sector saw Pride International transfer the Sea Explorer semisubmersible to BV class as the first of a number of units. Passenger Ship Safety Plan approval was delegated to local teams and a new survey office was opened in California. which owners can rely on to deliver the service they need. and deliveries included two tugs in Canada by Gpe Ocean. Support means simplifying procedures. wherever their ship is at the time.500 cu m LPG carriers were ordered by Elcano Navegação to be built to BV class at the Itajai Shipyard. two capesize vessels for General Ore and the first of two luxury cruise ships for Miami-based Oceania Cruises from Fincantieri. There was continuous development in the offshore area to cope with the new HSE and equipment certification regulations in the Gulf of Mexico. quicker delivery of certificates and feedback. 09 . Owners were active with ongoing business. The network is moving towards a cluster of Customer Service Centres. so we have reinforced our organization accordingly and will carry on putting resources into China. where China is now number one. Sargeant Marine ordered two asphalt tankers in Turkey. we are strengthening offshore expertise in Singapore and ramping up our expertise on very large containerships in Korea. with approximately 105. which will culminate in the opening of a dedicated offshore rig. 08 2010 was a year of adjustment. a sort of “Platinum class service” to allow them to move forward with BV with full confidence. and owners to the prospect of a major tonnage overhang in some sectors. Our added value is to best assist our clients to see the challenges clearly. P-55 will be one of the largest production platforms in the world after installation.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 EXPERT GLOBAL SUPPORT “Many sectors of the maritime industries are facing up to rapid change. closer to the key yards. The pace of change is still increasing. and Bureau Veritas surveyors are following the construction in several yards and manufacturers in Brazil and abroad. as evidenced by the contract to class two VLCCs to be built in China for China’s Nanjing Oil Tankers. supply vessel and equipment LPO in Houston in early 2011. building on trust with owners and reducing costs for them while enhancing service. Three bunker tankers for Delima Navegação will be built to BV class at Enavi/Renave Shipyard and two supply /oil recovery vessels for Siem / Consub will be built at ETP Shipyard. We have to be strong in Asia. Not just for shipbuilding.

the largest hopper .000 gt MSC Divina. Naval defence The 900-passenger Abel Matutes built to BV class at Barreras shipyard provides Balearia with 2. four oil/chemical tankers to be built in China for Brovig and a multi-purpose supply vessel for Sartor to be built in China. DENMARK & ICELAND Four ships with BV class were ordered at Danish shipyards. and experienced an increase in demand for ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certification from owners and managers. These were a 50 m double-ended ferry to be built at Hvide Sande Skibs-Baadebyggeri.700 gt chemical/oil tanker for Herning Shipping. The approval in principle has been carried out. Socarenam is building four catamarans/ landing craft with mobile landing platforms. a sister to one delivered in November 2009. strengthened its MLC 2006 competence. As a result. Built in the Netherlands by IHC Dredgers to BV class for dredging major Van Oord. Local owners and yards were active with new orders. three 2. SPAIN & PORTUGAL In Spain. several new vessels were delivered from foreign yards to owners in Denmark during the course of the year. it is expected that this concept is an attractive solution for the upcoming new requirements in the SECA’s. The majority of the new vessels are bulk carriers like the Conti Saphir built in China for the Conti-Group managed by Bremer Bereederungs Gesellschaft.a 1. There was a high level of co-operation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Two dredgers with BV class have been ordered at P+S Werften in Wolgast. and two 11. a type of vessel for which BV is the world leader. The cooperation with manufacturers has been intensified . and newbuildings delivered both by Dutch shipyards and by Dutch contractors from yards outside the Netherlands.500 gt general cargo ship for Erik Thun AB. Other deliveries included an 80 m fishing vessel for Cetra from the Piriou yard at Concarneau.500 teu. the ro-ros built by Navantia for Acciona Trasmediterranea.900 gt dredger at Western Baltija Shipbuilding in Lithuania. Bourbon also took delivery of a 36 m crew boat. the BV Netherlands fleet achieved a record number of new entries. one major yacht and seven inland vessels were delivered. 165. Arklow Shipping. and Carisbrooke.000 gt post-panamax bulk carriers for D/S Norden in Copenhagen. BV’s formal delegation by the Dutch shipping inspectorate for Inland Navigation resulted in seven contracts for certification of Rhine cruise vessels at three shipyards. the cargo ship Salamina for Colombian owner Navesco. the passenger ferries Volcan del Teide for Naviera Armas and Abel Matutes and SF Alhucemas for Balearia.500 dwt tankers from Qingdao/Zhejiang yards and two 16.000 gt LNG carrier for Maersk LNG A/S. and China.772cu m built by Samsung Heavy Industries for Maersk LNG A/S. all built at Barreras. These ships will be built in the Philippines. this new development has some advantages like low weight.400 gt LPG carriers for Lauritzen Kosan and a 104. Training has been combined both internally and with those clients keen to achieve early implementation. Owners in Belgium were active. two 40 m double-ended ferries at Assens Shipyard and at Søby Shipyard and a 16 m survey vessel at Esbjerg Shipyard.500 m3 hopper and a length of 103 m. specialist DCNS took delivery of four FREMM multipurpose frigates during 2010. Eighteen seagoing vessels. The Russian leading design office Severnoye has selected BV as class society for their new Medmax LNG carrier design.000 m. two 5. awarding of the ISM/ISPS contract for Arklow Shipping. Ibaizabal and Navesco. eleven ships were ordered at foreign shipyards for Danish/Swedish owners. including a capesize for Bocimar and six very sophisticated dredgers for Belgian companies. Other vessels currently under construction include a military vessel at STX St Nazaire.000/9. The LNG carrier Maersk Meridian. These split hopper dredgers for owner Rohde Nielsen from Denmark have a capacity of 4.200 cu m trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Máxima can dredge to depths of 125 m. A new business area has opened up as BV has been delegated authority for the inspection of small fishing vessels in Norway. and meetings were also held with the Bahamas Maritime Administration (BMA) concerning application of the MLC on a voluntary basis. BV also expanded training services for shipmanagers.500 gt salvage tugs to be built in Romania and outfitted at STX Bratvag. Bourbon took possession of two 75 m supply vessels built at Socarenam in Boulogne. While only three ships were delivered from yards in the region in 2010.000 gt oil/chemical/asphalt tankers for Wisby Tankers. Socarenam is building four catamarans/landing craft with mobile landing platforms.together with Becker Rudder a composite rudder shaft was developed and type approval is in progress.350 lane-metres of car space. > 11 Notable deliveries during the year included that of Máxima. the handy bulkers Pilion and Aetolia for Helikon. BV has been chosen as classification society for the European HiPRwind research project about offshore floating wind turbines.000 teu container vessel with dual fuel The 31.000 cu m LNG vessel Ben Badis to MOL. A further nine vessels will be delivered in 2011. FRANCE During the year. including two Ulstein PSVs for Siem to be built in Brazil. and Nordic Maritime Services took over a newbuilding chemical tanker. it is the largest hopper dredger built in a Dutch yard. 10 BV is working in close cooperation with Vega-Reederei and LNG specialist Marine Service on the SECA-Feeder concept . a 4. Acciona Trasmediterranea. During the year Bergen Tankers took delivery of two small vessels built in Poland. Naviera Armas.000 gt cruise ship MSC Magnifica from STX St Nazaire. as well as the fire-fighting tugs built in Armon and Boluda. The IPSEM code certification along with ISO 18001 was renewed for the Port of Cork. the tenth in a series of 7. while Couach has a 50 m yacht under construction. to Van Oord. UK & IRELAND In 2010 were delivered the 177. The market for offshore wind energy and its associated service vessels is booming in Spain and BV has been chosen by Navantia and Acciona as the class society for approval of the design of a wind turbine installation vessel. two handy bulkers. including Northern Marine Management. These comprised of five 85. Leiv Eriksson and Simon Stevin. one 5. including the first estuary-capable inland waters tanker and the last of the series of eight LNG-RV vessels for Exmar. These included three 64. CMA CGM took delivery of sixteen container ships. And eight vessels were ordered by French owners from French shipyards.500 dwt tankers from Zhejiang Jingang. GERMANY & CENTRAL EUROPE The number of BV classed vessels for German owners increased by 20% in numbers and by 50% in tonnage in 2010. and ISM/ISPS audits for the Norbulk fleet. MSC took delivery of the 95. Also due for delivery this year from STX St Nazaire is the 138.250 dwt cargo ships for Carisbrooke. SWEDEN. Balearia. and awarding of the ISM/ISPS/ISO 9001 and 14001 contract by Euroship Services Ltd to start in 2011. Shipowners as well as authorities have requested consultancy regarding LNG as fuel. which broke new records. A composite rudder shaft was developed by Becker Rudder and a type approval is in progress. six of 11.700 gt split hopper dredgers for Rohde Nielsen A/S. 64 vessels were ordered in French shipyards. engines and LNG stored in containers on deck. BENELUX Bureau Veritas enjoyed a very successful year in the Netherlands with regard to plan approvals both within and outside the country. better integration of control devices and more independence from steel forging companies. seven K-class 6. 2010 saw the start of training for the ILO Maritime Labour Convention. Korea. dredger built in the Netherlands by IHC Merwede.000 gt suezmax oil tankers for Stena. one 2.In the offshore sector BV carried out certification of basic design for BV-classed P-14 and P-17 semisubmersible platform upgrades for an operational water depth increase to 2. with orders for nineteen new vessels. Meanwhile. An ambitious threeyear plan to reinforce local competence and extend offshore deepwater services was begun with a co-operation agreement with Ocean Engineering Department of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Other works included renewal of the IPSEM code certification along with ISO 18001 at the Port of Cork. two 3. Auditing work increased in 2010. NORWAY A key contract was signed with ENI Norway for the Third Party Validation Authority (TPVA) of the Goliat field development project. The consulting activity in particular for LNG was another field of growth. Navantia began designing a new OPV series for the Spanish Navy to BV class and in Portugal ENVC Viana do Castelo began designing two sophisticated asphalt tankers. Notable were the dredgers and stone-dumping vessels built in Construcciones Navales del Norte for Jan de Nul. Spanish shipyards delivered twenty BVclass vessels to Jan de Nul. with two sisterships to follow this year from the Piriou yard in Vietnam. with additional ISM/ISPS/ISO 9001 and 14001 ships inspections for NMM. A total of 45 ships were ordered by French shipowners.400 teu and three of 8.

This compares with just 16 ships. In addition.ITALY The BV fleet in Italy now totals over 3m gt. Sep Orion for Eunsung. a significant amount of conversion work. totalling 2. two 23. Japan. During the year of 2010. and two VLCCs for Dynacom to be built at New Century. CHINA A total of 225 ships aggregating 5. These included a series of ten Shark-class patrol boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Shih Wei and Formosa.4m gt were ordered at Chinese shipyards with BV class in 2010.400 gt asphalt tanker.000 dwt general cargo ships are to be built at Gisan Shipyard for Paphos Shipping of Bulgaria. The jack-up barge. more large tankers on BV’s orderbook include two VLCC buildings for Nanjing Oil Tanker Co at the CSSC Longxue Shipyard.000 dwt asphalt tanker to be built at TVK Shipyard. SOUTH EAST ASIA Among the ships currently being built to BV class in the region are eight Kamsarmax bulk carriers for Wilmar Holdings of Singapore at the JES Shipyard in China. both ordered newbuildings to BV class for the first time.500 gt FPSO for Total and four 38. fourteen ships were ordered with BV class.5m gt belonging to the Greece based owners. a capesize bulker delivered to Tsakos Shipping by Romania’s Daewoo Mangalia yard. a 106.000 dwt delivered from Oshima Shipbuilding to Wisdom Marine Lines.3m gt on order. two similar vessels for Diana Shipping. An example was the 15. twenty-five ships from Japanese yards were delivered with BV class and owners took delivery of ten vessels. mainly in Serbia. MIDDLE EAST Twenty new vessels were delivered to BV class in Dubai during 2010. 92 vessels were delivered from yards in the South-East Asia region. These included the 37. In addition. New construction projects were very healthy in Egypt where there are currently fifty-three new vessels on order with a combined tonnage of 38. 177.685 gt. which is the first of a series of eight for Taiwanese owners.000 dwt bulkers ordered by Diana and Cardiff at Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard are the largest bulk carriers ever built in China. Two 15. Premier Yacht.000 dwt bulk carrier built at Cicek Shipyard for Bayraktar Shipping. Two Greek clients. a 161. Despite the political turmoil.9m gt were delivered at Chinese shipyards to BV Class. and ten small vessels were ordered in Bangladesh. and two VLCC being built for Dynacom at New Century/New Times Shipyard. to be built by Premier Yacht Co. BV has a dedicated team in Italy for mega yachts which deals with everything from local plan approval to the provision of dedicated surveyors at yards. by Cicek Tersanesi shipyard. Among these were the 5. and Jade Yachts delivered a 91 ft luxury motor yacht built and owned by Jade Yachts Inc. development of classification services for the inland navigation fleet in the region has already started and will continue to expand in 2011. An example is the 131 m (Loa) PCC City of Saint Petersburg built at Kyokuyo shipyard for Nissan Car Carriers and the Sakaide Maru. and Norsemen Shipyard. 47 ships were ordered in Korean yards.100 gt oil/chemical tankers building for Socrata.937gt. supply vessels and crew boats. This is one of the biggest newbuilding vessels delivered from a Turkish yard with BV class.500 cu m LPG tankers building at Taizhou. built for Compagnie du Ponant. The seven 206.5 m gt. 12 Shipowners ordered eleven ships totalling 103. The bulk carrier Bulk Flower. JAPAN Meanwhile. In Bangladesh the orders included an oil tanker for the Bangladesh Navy. Bulgaria and Romania. for Elcano. the majority to Turkish owners. five 81. including the conversion of the Ro-Pax ARV into a DP-2 specialised accommodation vessel for offshore duty. 25. JK Maritime and Green Ocean Shipping.S. China. During 2010 Taiwanese yards delivered five large motor yachts. and a dredger to be built at Karnafuly Ship Builders.73m gt were delivered by Korean yards in 2010. BV is the leading class society in terms of newbuilding bulk carriers. totalling 1. HELLENIC & BLACK SEA Twenty-two ships totalling 1. Indian shipyards delivered eight ships with BV class and Indian owners took three vessels with BV class. tankers and general cargo vessels ordered by Taiwanese owners Wisdom. the jack-up barge Sep Orion for Eunsung.238 gt.000 dwt asphalt tanker to be built at Sedef Shipyard and a 13.6 m gt were ordered to BV class by Greek owners. in addition to bulk carrier conversions completed in 2009.000 dwt tankers for CPC and two 93.000 dwt bulk carrier Efficiency Ol for Shih Wei Navigation. and local owners took delivery of seven newbuildings. including tugs and supply vessels. As a shipyard country. KOREA In 2010. mostly smaller units such as tugs.000 dwt bulk carriers to be built by Kita Nihon. ordered the previous year. development of the inland tourist cruise industry is expected to drive demand for further new passenger vessels. comprising roughly 300 units. The bulk carrier. bringing the local BV class fleet to 450 vessels.65m gt.900 gt bulk carriers for Greek owners. with three orders for kamsarmax bulkers to be built at Daewoo Mangalia in Romania. These included bulk carriers owned by Abul Khair Shipping. There was. Larus SA and Dalnave. and two 3. which equates to 20 per cent of the Italian fleet. including a 13. Examples are the Citius capesize bulker delivered to Enterprise Shipping by Sungdong and the Ian M. aggregating 524.770 dwt built by Shanghai WaiGaoQiao Shipbuilding. the first such specialised offshore unit built in Korea. Examples are the bulk carriers. including a large bulk carrier and two sophisticated ice-breaking tugs. The entire cruise ship fleet of MSC is classed by BV Italy. The Chowgule shipyard building a general cargo ship for a Dutch owner. the first such specialised offshore unit built in Korea. placed in Japanese yards for twenty-four ships with BV class. however.837gt and orders were 13 . The bulk carrier Amis Wisdom II. The Amis Wisdom I is a 61. also the first of a series. more than 5.330 gt general cargo ship built in Chowgule for a Dutch owner.000 small ships have already been certified under the Italian flag. In 2010.000 dwt delivered to Deniz Endustrisi A. Bureau Veritas Taiwan was busy with the new construction of two 40. including five capesize bulkers for Cardiff Marine to be built at SWS. and the LNG carrier Castillo de Santisteban. and of the Ghena from a ro-ro vessel into a livestock carrier. 61. The PCC City of St Petersburg built at Kyokuyo Shipyard for Nissan Motor Car Carrier.7m gt were for Asian owners. The Karadeniz floating power plant project continued in 2010 and. Seventy-two newbuilding vessels under BV class were delivered from Turkish yards.000 dwt bulkers for Taipower.500 gt chemical /oil tankers for Stena Bulk of Sweden. SOUTH ASIA In India. 451 ships totalling 5. An example was the Kaptan Arif Bayraktar. Specific examples of new BV orders include the six 23. Cruise vessels delivered by Fincantieri in Italy in the past twelve months and built under BV supervision include the two small luxury cruise ships L'Austral and Le Boreal. a ro-ro ferry to be built in Denmark. ordered by Shih Wei Navigation Co. both for US-based Sargeant Marine. New York. Examples of the new orders during the year were two 28. one 110 ft steel hull mega yacht has been contracted in 2010 under BV class. San Beato for Courtney Fynn. and Romanian shipyards delivered nineteen BV-class vessels. of which 123 ships of 2. There are six yachts under construction at Jade Yachts. a 58. TURKEY & CASPIAN SEA Forty-one new orders were placed at Turkish yards with BV class. A total of 37 ships aggregating 2. six more barges were purchased by the owners for conversion to floating power plants under BV class.000 dwt bulk carrier built for Toyo Shipping at Oshima Shipbuilding.600 dwt bulker delivered from Oshima Shipbuilding to Wisdom Marine Lines.000 cu m LPG tankers for Pertamina Shipping of Indonesia under construction at Hyundai in Korea. The Indian orders included a tug to be built at Taratini Shipbuilders for Macaroni Ship Management and four Kamsarmax bulkers ordered at Jiangsu Eastern for the Shipping Corporation of India. In the same period Greek owners took delivery of fifty-eight new vessels with BV class. In 2010. BV has now in its Register 15. TAIWAN Taiwanese owners were active in 2010 and at the end of the year had fortythree ships totalling 21. The Bangladesh-owned BV-class fleet grew strongly with a net gain of eleven vessels totalling 225.

which gives a snapshot of new requirements likely to come into force for every ship type in the next biennial. Following the Deepwater Horizon incident. In 2010 the Bureau Veritas-classed fleet grew strongly and ended the year at an all-time high of 9. and extending the scope of risk management services to cover subsea systems as well as floaters and ships. the impetus to deliver better tools to shipowners was not lost. BV created special teams to ensure the smooth transition of transfer of class agreement requirements for ships transferred direct on delivery. demand for Green Passports grew as owners came under increasing pressure to recycle ships responsibly. developing new guidelines on RiskBased Classification and Verification. This is not a class issue but BV was able to provide information and specific investigation services to owners. The ability of Bureau Veritas to react quickly to these specific needs and devise and implement effective audit schemes was key to them being entrusted to BV. which will be made available to shipowners in early 2011. to ensure they conform with Maersk Oil's operational/safety/security requirements. a new focus on risk management created a need for tailor-made services to verify projects and identify and control risk. The growing fleet created the opportunity for Bureau Veritas to develop new services to support shipowners and offshore operators. Work continued on a new reporting tool for CAP. The new CAP software will make the CAP report for any vessel type into an effective marketing tool for the shipowner. MLC2006 will come into force soon and BV issued the first certificates under the convention to owners in Greece. While work continued on developing and widening the scope of AIM tools for offshore asset management. 14 need closer integration of classification and verification. Services in demand were mainly for gap analysis as owners wait for flag States to ratify the convention and introduce specific legislation. The ships in service being moved to BV class were of a low average age. . based on the optimum frequency of internal inspections for an LPG/FSO in Australia. While the IMO Ship Recycling Convention is not yet in force. In 2011 a new rule-finder tool will be added to the website.” CLAUDE MAILLOT Vice President Ships in Service Management The bulk carrier Conti Saphir. The intention is to deliver a web-based tool which will be quicker and easier to use. so BV has developed a new annual publication – Navigating through the Statutory Requirements . bulkers and tankers. It will show graphical interpretation of thickness measurements on screen and identify trends across successive inspections. Keeping up with changing legislation is a burden for all owners and offshore operators. The VeriSTAR website is also being upgraded to ensure it can better interface with owners’ own systems. An example of a specific tailored system was a scheme created for Maersk Oil North Sea to audit the Knutsen shuttle tanker fleet which serves its FPSOs.200 dwt owned by the German Group Conti. which for owners who adopt this solves two problems in one. BV reacted swiftly to issues arising from asbestos being found on vessels.493 vessels totalling over 76. and an effective risk management tool for the charterer. Conoco Phillips also turned to Bureau Veritas to develop a hull verification scheme. which brought down the average age of the fleet once more. one of the world's leading managing owners of container vessels. The growth came from a large number of newbuildings and also a substantial transfer-in of ships in service. BV responded to that. 75. helping them manage their fleets more effectively.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 OPERATIONAL SERVICES “The ability of Bureau Veritas to react quickly to specific needs and to devise and implement effective tailored audit schemes was key to them being entrusted to BV. Work continued to facilitate the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention. especially for large vessels such as passenger ships employing a lot of crew. BV has over 200 trained MLC inspectors worldwide now and is encouraging owners to take early steps to implement the convention.46m gt. and systems that can be tailored to clarify and control risks in specific projects. In the offshore field in particular operators BV has over 200 trained inspectors worldwide to facilitate the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which will come into force soon. The Green Passport will cover asbestos.

Singapore. Taiwan and France and joining forces with shipowners. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Case Study “Our co-operation agreement with Bureau Veritas is a natural step which reflects the maturity of BV's presence in Brazil and its willingness to join forces with the academic community to develop technology to the benefit of the industry and the country. With St Petersburg University. although we do that. It calculates the dynamic response of ships and marine structures to the hydrodynamic loads. It is an interactive tool for direct hydro-structure calculations in seakeeping. We see academic co-operation as much more than linking our name with a university and providing scholarships. BV is developing a fully coupled analysis of deep water floating systems. Setting up active departments within universities and bringing academics into BV’s R&D teams is an extension of its collaborative approach. The Ocean Basin at COPPE/UFRJ is equipped with sophisticated multi-directional wave generators and the deepest model basin in the world and we can use those to develop safe and clean technologies to promote deepwater offshore energy exploitation. The first development project is already under way. tackling some important aspects in the evaluation of DP (Dynamic Positioning systems) for oil shuttle tankers. maximise ship efficiency and to get offshore energy from the range of existing. Vietnam. The projects will be mainly linked to the development of technology for the exploration and production of the recently discovered pre-salt fields in ultra-deep waters in the offshore Santos Basin in Brazil. Working jointly with Harbin University. the University of Western Australia. National Taiwan University and National Kaohsiung Marine University. Bureau Veritas plans to speed development of new tools to help Technology and Harbin Engineering University in China. and the publication of guidelines on direct approach modelling accounting for hydro-elastic effects. in connection with off-loading operations offshore. which 16 There was a strong focus on safer and more efficient ships during 2010. Extensive work was also carried out to determine floater/generator interaction and hydrodynamic response for floating offshore wind systems. technical institutes and equipment manufacturers in a wide range of projects. 17 . BV has developed IceSTAR. Russia. It calculates the dynamic response of ships and marine structures to the hydrodynamic loads. Malaysia. Ecole Centrale de Marseille. Tianjin University. the National University of Singapore. stators and ducts. and we believe that wide sharing of knowledge promotes faster and safer development. One project examined the impact of fouling on the hull and propeller and another examined the means to develop energy from waste on board. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. combining CFD with full scale tests. Bureau Veritas currently works jointly with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. PROFESSOR SEGEN FARID STEFEN Director of Technology and Innovation of COPPE. as well as performance monitoring at sea. Ecole Centrale de Nantes. the State Maritime helps develop TLP/Spars/FLNG projects by delivering the latest in hydrodynamic modelling. The prototype software is undergoing full scale validation with the instrumentation of a 13. Dalian University of Technology University (St Petersburg) in Russia and in France. It will be partially incorporated into VeriSTAR Hull but may also be used as a stand-alone tool. and on the benefits of air lubrication. working with Wärtsilä to develop designs for ultra-slow steaming. shipyards.300 teu ULCS. ENSTA Paritech and ENSTA Bretagne.” The HOMER software is an interactive tool for direct hydro-structure calculations in seakeeping. ICOFFSHORE (Hanoi) and VIMARU (Haiphong) in Vietnam. Bureau Veritas R&D programmes were focussed on more energy-efficiency ships during 2010. Efficiency research included numerical modelling of hull and propulsion performance and of the energy networks on board. Part of the same area was BV’s leadership of the new EU-funded Ulysses project which begins in 2011. Pusan National University and Seoul National University in Korea. Australia. China. an impressive tool for modelling the response of structures to ice which will be made available to shipyards in 2011.” PIERRE BESSE Vice President Research Department Marine Division Wide academic and industrial co-operation was at the heart of BV’s research and development strategy during 2010. developing and renewable technologies safely and swiftly to the market. Work continued on developing the HOMER software for shipyard use.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT “We are strong because we work with others. We expect to see real useable tools and new software and technical developments to help get the next generation of floaters and deep water subsea systems on stream quickly and safely. the University of Technology of Malaysia. The VeriSTAR-HLC tool was further developed and validated to improve the life-cycle management for any marine structure. Korea. Specific analyses were carried out on energy-saving devices such as pre-swirl Work continued to ensure BV’s leadership in sloshing studies. We work in a large number of joint industry projects with other companies and institutes. By linking with nineteen leading universities in Brazil.

Bureau Veritas adds value to that by being another pair of eyes. The Goliat contract covers the verification of the new Sevan type 1m bbl FPSO. TECHNIP France 18 All three influences created opportunities for Bureau Veritas. which will be the world’s largest when delivered. We have the global FLNG contract with Shell and live projects with Petrobras and Petronas and a lot more in the pipeline. including topsides. the cargo containment system. and the Third Party Independent Verification contract for the Goliat field development project on behalf of ENI Norway. local structural improvements. hull scantlings. to facilitate quicker and more comprehensive analysis of potential projects. cold temperature and winter darkness. which is a shortage of skilled engineers to develop projects safely. piping systems. The second was the rising price of oil. which caused everyone to reevaluate their risk management strategies. the increasing importance of local content. the subsea production systems. FEED studies for Petrobras and Technip for an FLNG off Brazil. Another new trend. I think of it as interactive communication. transfer systems. A number of FLNG projects were coming to fruition. we have good two way feedback and so we reduce our risks and those of our suppliers and customers.8m bbl FPSO Pazflor. This project located offshore northern Norway brings special The 1. and we have very good communication with them. including the Prelude project for Shell off Australia. use of cargo as fuel. BV reacted to that by upgrading its AIMS (asset integrity management system) and developing Risk-Based Inspection systems to include topsides of units. At the same time operators were increasing their attention to maintenance of existing offshore units and infrastructure. The first was the Deepwater Horizon incident. Inspection and Engineering system incorporating riskbased inspection for the entire unit. by providing scrutiny and another viewpoint. to be built at DSME for Total service off West Africa. hydrodynamics. JEAN-MARC LETOURNEL Vice-President Offshore Business Unit. P-55 will be the 13th floating platform classed by Bureau Veritas with the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. remoteness and environmental issues.” Bureau Veritas has obtained a Third Party Verification contract for the Goliat field development project on behalf of ENI Norway. technologies and project management for the oil and gas industry. We are the engineers. electrical installations and swivels and risers. So they are much more partners than service providers. we are world leaders there now and we want to maintain and extend that lead. and Bureau Veritas is expecting a number of similar contracts during 2011. A full set of guidance notes on risk-based verification and classification of offshore units was published. They can tell me if we might have missed something. The Rules cover structure design principles. Case Study “Technip is a world leader in engineering. and the Russian high Arctic Shtokman project with BV supplying classification services to the project. built to BV class by DSME. We have long experience with them. Clov. 19 . with approximately 105. stability and subdivision. where BV provided technical assistance. work continued on the P-55 semisubmersible. they help manage and reduce risks and help us deliver a better project. A fully updated set of Rules for Offshore Floating Gas Units was developed and published. FLNG is a big area for us. I’m responsible for the platforms and floating units globally. Total took delivery of the 1. Major new contracts awarded to Bureau Veritas during 2010 included the classification of a new 1. topsides systems. design loads. the flow lines and risers and the electrification cable from land. The Petrobras 55 or P-55 will be one of the largest production platforms in the world after installation. equipment and safety particulars. built under BV class in Korea and delivered with an AIMS plan built around an integrated Maintenance. Work on a number of FLNG projects proceeded. ventilation and venting of spaces in the cargo area. and to upgrade its tools such as Ariane and Hydrostar.8m bbl FPSO Pazflor. and we deliver the concepts and designs to our clients. which worked hard during 2010 to strengthen its offshore teams. hull girder strength. The fallout is not yet clear but it will certainly lead to more sub-sea regulation and more demand for verification. The Goliat contract is part of a trend bringing together the class and verification of whole projects under one third party body. they listen actively.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 OFFSHORE Three big influences made themselves felt in the offshore field during 2010. access. And those two influences created the third big issue.8m bbl FPSO challenges of sea conditions. especially in Brazil and Houston. At the end of 2010. Korea and delivered with a fully integrated AIMS system in place. was illustrated by a FEED study for the Egina FPSO on behalf of Total Nigeria.000 t in displacement. arrangements. they share our culture of being a growing global company with French roots. In Brazil. which moved upwards and carried the tide of offshore projects with it.

4 million dwt classed with BV and two newbuildings under construction and we intend to expand our cooperation.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 BULK CARRIERS A volatile year for bulk carrier owners ended with ship values and rates depressed. The bulk of the order book now consists of handysize and handymax vessels. New orders during 2010 added 137 vessels and 10m dwt to the order book. The aim is to reduce bulk carrier GHC emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. 20 owners transferred modern tonnage to BV class. Their experience and their contribution to research and development are well known. BV is recognized as one of the top classification societies. In the background. we will manage our operations in a prudent manner. four at HHI and The bulk carrier Cape Victory. around 180.000 dwt handymaxes for COSCO built at COSCO Dalian. The Bureau Veritas-led EU project Ulysses got underway. The availability in China of experienced surveyors was one more factor for selecting BV for the new buildings.000 dwt United Miravalles and United Milos owned by Uniteam Marine and built at Zhejiang in 2010. Diana Shipping two at Daewoo Mangalia.000 dwt bulkers for Setaf-Saget at Yangzhou Dayang. Oceana Shipping moved three 34.” A new notation for single pass loading of ore carriers was developed. all by top rated European and Asian owners. especially for trading vessels.900 dwt Iron Miner owned by Maryville and the 58. So far our cooperation has been very smooth.500 dwt and five 58.392 dwt built by Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering for Topful Shipping. In the next size down. Apart from newbuildings. 106. BV’s classed fleet of bulkers grew as a wide range of Case Study “In this uncertain environment. and two sister ships for Greece's Diana at the same yard. Forty-eight ships totalling 2.200 dwt vessels for Conti built by Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu. 21 .7m dwt came into BV class during 2010. At the end of 2010 BV classed a fleet of 784 bulk carriers totalling 50m dwt. totalling over 11m dwt. This is of primary importance.000 dwt. Finally.500 dwt bulkers built for Norden at Shanghai Shipyard and two 75. Examples include seven 170.000 dwt handysizes to BV.000 dwt handymaxes built by Yangzhou Dayang and BV was chosen to class two 57. We will pursue our vessel acquisition initiatives in a way that takes advantage of opportune conditions in the marketplace to cost-effectively expand our fleet. and had an order book of 440 vessels totalling 27. BV also worked with CSBC on hydroelastic and spectral fatigue analysis on a capesize bulk carrier design. improve the energy efficiency of commercial ship designs through a combination of ultra-slow speeds and complementary technology. Interesting new orders during 2010 included three 206. ten panamaxes and thirty-one capesizes. Kamsarmaxes were particularly popular. Cardiff Marine ordered two similar ships from SWS. alongside a technical service for ship owners to verify structural strength for loading aground under the NAABSA (Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground) clause in charters.000 dwt vessels from Nantong Jinhua. A major new order was for fourteen 63.000 dwt handysizes at Hyundai Mipo. and we have every reason to believe that it will continue in the same way in the future. SIMEON PALIOS President. The bulk carrier Heng Sheng. A joint development project between BV and Korea’s HHI to investigate hydrodynamic loading on an ore carrier due to whipping and springing began.000 dwt capesizes for Ocean Freighters to be built at Jiangnan Changxing. There were fifty-seven handysizes. Bureau Veritas ensured that key personnel were taking an active role in the IACS working groups The bulk carrier Sakaide Maru. including the 177. Groupe Bourbon subsidiary Setaf-Saget took ten 58.000 dwt built by Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding for Wah Kwong Ship Management. we took into account their readiness to respond promptly to our various requests. Oak Maritime and Wah Kwong. with eight new orders placed at Jiangsu Eastern.000 dwt capesizes for Enterprises built at Sungdong. 177.7m dwt. four 114. And we will maintain the conservative posture with respect to our balance sheet that has enabled us to navigate a difficult industry cycle and provide the financial capacity to fund long-term growth. aiming to drastically harmonising the Common Structural Rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers. and new ordering continued at a surprisingly high pace alongside a steady stream of new deliveries. Western Bulk ordered six 37. all built at Shinan in 2010.349 dwt built by Oshima Shipbuilding for Eastern Cross Shipping. orders for bulkers to BV class were placed by Bocimar. 180. Bureau Veritas concentrated on solving problems for owners and yards and on improving the energy efficiency and operational efficiency of the bulk fleet. During 2010 owners took delivery of 179 bulk carriers with BV class. Nisshin Shipping. compared to 1990 levels. Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. In the handy segment Nordic Hamburg took delivery of three 35. seventy-seven handymaxes. But there were opportunities for cash-rich owners. We currently have eleven ships totalling 1.

one of two 317. We must always aim for zero pollution. an area where it is the world leader. Japan. the 163. thirteen suezmax vessels and 320 handy chemical and specialised tankers. There were a lot of deliveries in the chemical and specialised sector including a 9.100 dwt asphalt carriers to be built for Vroon at Hyundai. We are very happy working with BV. We operate on global routes. Taiwan yard for Petrobras. In the chemical and specialised sector. China. and believe that the prospects for the tanker trades are improving. two 15.200 dwt asphalt carrier built in Croatia for Thome and three 20. Renave Empresa in Brazil will also build three 2. safest ships possible. Examples are the two 317. and Case Study “TMT is a global leader in shipping both from a commercial and an environmentally aware perspective.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 OIL AND CHEMICAL CARRIERS Tanker owners began 2010 confident that the worst was behind them. Russia.000 tankers with an average age of 9.000 dwt asphalt carriers to be built at 3. around 24 per cent of the global total.200 dwt Asphalt Carrier built to BV class by Brodogradiliste Kraljevica (Croatia) for Thome. 23 . But of course we will stick to our core values.700 dwt tankers built for American Eagle Tankers at Okskaya Sudoverf. Indonesia and Croatia for owners in fifteen countries. At the yearend it classed over 1.000 dwt VLCCs for Nanjin Oil to be built at CSSC. Conscious of the pressures on tanker owners.500 dwt vessels for Delima. and BV helps us achieve that. There were bright spots in specialised sectors. two 319. Behind the scenes Bureau Veritas continued emergency response service for tanker owners. with a young fleet and an order overhang depressing rates. BV was keen to develop tailor-made operational support services. including two 317. Stena chose BV to class five 158. and we have ideas. But by the end of the year prospects looked gloomy. Work progressed on a new CAP tool to help owners get and use CAP reports quickly. Examples of new orders in 2010 were two 316. We also operate a fleet of more than fifteen oil tankers. They were from yards in Turkey.000 dwt crude tankers to be built at Brazil’s Eisa The E.000 dwt VLCCS built recently at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea to BV class. We have plans to expand our tanker fleet. totalling 1.594. 22 to work hard in all the groups harmonising the Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulkers. and Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd UK came to BV to devise and implement an audit scheme for the Knutsen shuttle tanker fleet operating to Maersk inhouse requirements.908 dwt.000 dwt chemical tankers built for Tachibanaya of Japan at Kitanihon Shipbuilding. with demand from Petrobras helping yards and operators with a foothold in the country. for Caspian Sea service. and we put them together to achieve the right results. and four 6. almost half the world order book for this type of sophisticated vessel.” The 9. Our ships go where our customers want them to go. Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT). Brazil was another bright spot. ensuring that owners and yards got a fair balance in the new rules. while in handy chemical and specialised tankers under 60. BV also updated its BV’s strategy of building a diverse fleet means it has a good representation in all sizes and types of tanker.000 dwt VLCCs for Dynacom to be built at New Times and two 320. MR NOBU SU Chief Executive Officer.000 dwt BV classes over 20 per cent of the world fleet. They have ideas. end that included sixteen VLCCs. At the top three 6. At the end of 2010 BV was classing 370 tankers being built around the world. ship values and new orders.Maj for Wisby Tankers. We have established a widely recognised commitment to clean energy with our fleet of LNG carriers. These included fifteen VLCCs.000 dwt VLCCs built to BV class by Hyundai Samho for TMT.000 dwt VLCCs built at HHI for TMT. Korea.000 dwt suezmax tankers with energy-efficient design to be built at Samsung.000 dwt VLCCs to be built at Shanghai WaiGaoQiao for Wah Kwong. new orders included eight 37. This means having the cleanest. 122 new tankers were delivered to BV class during 2010. Elephant. adding a video conference facility.25 years.000 dwt chemical tankers to be built by HHI for French firm Socatra.000 dwt suezmax Tony built at New Times for Dynacom. and BV was chosen to class four 73. and Bureau Veritas took a record number of orders for asphalt tankers.

We are a dynamic and proactive company and we look for the same qualities in our service partners. two 150.700 cu m vessels from Hogau Groningen.000 cu m vessels with membrane Mark III and DFDE propulsion for Japanese major MOL. and BV were busy working on the approval of containment systems for Nordic Yards. and the Castillo de Santisteban. especially those with Arctic capability. the KOGAS KC1 system for cargo tanks and the DSME Type B system for fuel tanks.500 cu m vessels from Yangzhou Dayang. Korea’s HHI built the Abdelkader and the Ben Badis. suitable for both the carriage of cargo on LNG carriers and for the storage of LNG as a fuel.” 24 and DFDE propulsion built for AP Moller by Samsung. This is the first major LNG unit built by STX in Korea.000 and 12. During 2010 Bureau Veritas was entrusted with the class of eighteen new orders for LPG vessels totalling 154. confidence was coming Offshore LNG projects also created demand for LNG shuttle tankers. The 173. 25 .600 cu m LNG carrier Castillo De Santisteban was delivered in 2010 by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to Empresa Naviera Elcano. but we are ahead because we have found new ways to do things with plant already in use ashore and with ship types already sailing.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 GAS CARRIERS LNG operators were waiting for shore infrastructure to catch up in 2010. for Petrobras subsidiary Transpetro. Bureau Veritas was there to support owners with the new vessels. back into LNG markets again as demand relating to floating terminals and offshore installations picked up.300 cu m.4m cu m and had nearly twenty per cent of the world order book of LNG carriers building to its class. While LNG orders were muted. Yards were busy delivering a stream of completed tonnage to BV class and looking to the future for new developments. Geogas took one 5.000 cu m The 22. Six major LNG carriers were delivered to BV class during 2010. These included eight vessels between 4. giving BV a substantial global market share. ordering for LPG vessels was strong. The BV-class LPG fleet totalled 181 vessels and there were a further 26 vessels on order.500 cu m vessels for Elcano to be built at Brazil’s Itajai yard for a Petrobras charter. Eleven LPG vessels were delivered to BV class. We look forward to them partnering us on new LNG developments. Our LNG-RVs eliminate a blockage in the value chain for LNG by cutting out the need for a shore installation and storage plant. two 177.500 cu m and two 3. a 173. so there were few orders for new tonnage. BV has been an extremely reliable partner for us in bringing the LNG-RVs to market and in helping us to harness innovative ways of doing things. At the end of 2010 Bureau Veritas was classing fifty-five LNG carriers totalling over 7. and BV brought together its ice and gas expertise to work with yards and designers on these projects. Chemgas took two 2. orders were for two 22. including two 22. Antwerp and steam turbine propulsion were built for Exmar at DSME. These included the 165. By the year-end. at a greenfield site in Brazil. and gas-fuelled vessels began to be seen as the future. on the SPB system aimed at FLNG units.000 cu m Maersk Meridian with membrane Mark III containment system The 150.900 cu m LNG-RV Exemplar built to BV class for Exmar/Excelerate by Korea’s DSME. and to work with the yards and operators on new projects. was built for Spain’s Elcano at Korea’s STX.000 cu m to be built at the Promar Shipyard.500 cu m LPG carriers for Indonesia’s Pertamina to be built at HHI and Taizhou Wuzhou and three 6. CAPT MARC NUYTEMANS CEO Exmar Shipmanagement. part of the STX group. The Expedient and the Exemplar. LPG operators fared better and confidence came back into the market. Outside Brazil. Our partnership with BV goes back a long way and is based on forward planning and reliability and on BV’s proactive capability. We are using proven technology.000 cu m vessel from Kanrei Zosen and Naftomar took three 16.600 cu m ethylene carriers to be built at Dingheng Jiangsu for Anthony Veder. vessels built for Naftomar of Greece.500 cu m vessels for Maersk built at HHI and three similar Case Study “Exmar is a pioneer in LNG technology in the marine environment.500 cu m LPG carrier Gaz Fraternity was built by HHI for Greece’s Naftomar. BV chaired one of the working groups on the revision of the IGC Code and participated in the on-going development of the IGF Code for gasfuelled vessels. and three 7. the last of an eight-vessel series of LNG-RV ships. There was a lot of activity on new containment systems for LNG.900 cu m LNG-RV vessels with membrane NO96 and IATP membrane NO96 vessel with DFDE propulsion.

We later on decided to entrust to BV our company’s ISM. contracted to be built by Hanjin’s Philippines shipyard. German owners took five 1. As regards to the certification services. Eighteen of the newbuildings are post-panamax vessels of over 3. owners turn to a class society which can offer support. with shipyards. We began work with Bureau Veritas in 2006 when we took on the management of six 4. An interesting delivery involved two refrigerated cargo/container vessels built for Dutch reefer major Seatrade by Kitanihon. with twenty-three new container carriers coming into service with BV class. including the 809 teu Flintercrown for Flinter.000 teu.” The 1. to look beyond the current crisis and foresee what ship types and sizes would be required for the future. and trying.477 teu vessel from Hanjin.000 teu vessel from Japan’s Hakata yard.000 teu. 2010 was a big year for deliveries. Work continued on a Engine propulsion and a ULCS with highpressure DF Diesel Engine propulsion. Dioryx Maritime Corporation Philippines. and Dongkuk Marine took a 1. With a container capacity of 503 teu these modern ships are extremely flexible and efficient. 27 . ISPS and ISO accreditation and moved another vessel to BV class. Operators were busy absorbing the steady stream of newbuildings being delivered. of which eleven are over 10. totalling 158.036 teu Nordic Hamburg built by Jiangdong Shipyard of China Changjiang Shipping Group for Nordic Hamburg Shipping. we have enjoyed a very professional attendance and have welcomed BV’s proposals towards more constructive and efficient procedures. With a length overall of 165 m. DIMITRI PAPADIMITRIOU Chairman.650 teu vessels from Hanjin The 13. Cardiff Marine took delivery of a 6. A full-scale measurement campaign between BV. the Baltic Klipper and the Atlantic Klipper. In tough times.000 teu vessels from Jiandong & Sainty Yangzhou. 26 leadership of the European project TULCS to improve knowledge of the behaviour of the structure of ULCS and also participated in the WHIPPY joint industry project. At the year end BV was classing 297 container vessels totalling 875. the ice class 1B vessels have a cargo carrying capacity of 636. but there was no rush to order new vessels.830 teu vessels for CMA CGM from DSME and four 11.300 teu vessels for CMA CGM.043 teu Dora C for Cosmoship and the 2. BV took joint development project between BV and Korea’s HHI to investigate hydrodynamic loading on a container ship due to whipping and springing. Owners Case Study “Dioryx is active in containership management and I am currently working to increase our managed fleet. all placed by Pacific International Lines to BV class. We opted to maintain BV as the class responsible for the building of the ships and that decision proved to be a correct one.830 teu container ship.566 teu Vitality for Dioryx.5 kn (banana laden). the 1. That included eight ULCS.800 teu fully cellular container ships at Hyundai Mipo and four 27.000 dwt multi-purpose dry cargo/container ships at Taizhou Kouan. Looking at energy efficiency and environmental protection. developing advanced hydrostructure tools for the design analysis of ultra-large container ships.830 teu ultra large container ship CMA CGM Corte Real built by DSME for CMA CGM.354 teu vessels for CMA CGM from HHI. the Netherlands and Greece moved nine modern vessels to BV class. four 13.000 teu and in Germany. BV contributed a lot in the Philippines and BV personnel worked closely with us and our supervision teams in dealing with issues which normally arise out of a fresh shipyard’s establishment.600 cub ft and a service speed of 21.000 teu. the 997 teu Vega Aquila for Vega. CMA CGM and DSME began on a 13. and Chartworld took four 3. BV worked on the development of LNG-powered container ship designs. including a 1.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 CONTAINER SHIPS Container ship operators began to feel confidence returning during 2010. Bureau Veritas was there to help yards and owners. the 868 teu Hanna for Gebr Ahrens. Significant orders in 2010 include two 2.000 teu building under its class. CMA CGM also took two large vessels each from Samsung and Hanjin. We will aim to manage around twenty containerships within the next few years.000 teu Baltic feeder with low-pressure DF Diesel had thirty-nine vessels of 207.

which Bureau Veritas gave readily. The 900- The 3. But as the year ended there were signs that new projects were coming forward. Italy’s Fincantieri Ancona delivered Le Boreal. delivering a series of large ro-pax ferries for Spanish ferry companies. The energyefficient vessel will be followed shortly by a sister ship. Yards need support to be ready for that. to be built at DSME. to BV class for 2012 delivery.200-passenger MSC Magnifica. a 4.400-passenger ro-pax vessels for delivery to Greece’s Blue Star Ferries. and it up-dated the notation “AVM-IPS” to be in line with machinery redundancy as now required by SOLAS.395-passenger upper/premium cruise vessel Marina. passenger Abel Matutes completed a series for Balearia. Miami-based Oceania Cruises took over the 1.100 lane-metres of cargo space for freight and cars. Energy efficiency for passenger ships was in the spotlight.200passenger ro-pax for Tunisia’s Cotunav.350-passenger vessel for Italy’s Fincantieri Ancona delivered Le Boreal. 28 likely. and Bureau Veritas worked on tools such as Green Rating to help owners to quantify energy use and rate vessels ahead of the Energy Efficiency Design Index expected soon from IMO. Although it was a quiet year for new orders. It follows orders at DSME for two BV-class spring 2012 delivery. was the largest and most powerful vessel yet to come out of the yard. Delivered to Naviera Armas. BV is working on several new projects for passenger vessels which could burn LNG in port or near port areas but switch to heavier fuels when on passage. There is also an ongoing research project to develop fuel gas from waste on board. as a main fuel for ferries and short-haul cruise vessels and also as a potential alternative to low-sulphur fuel for manoeuvring and cold ironing in port for larger or longer range vessels. Korea. And at Fincantieri Sestri. built to BV class by STX St Nazaire and delivered to MSC Cruises in early 2010. During the year Bureau Veritas was active working with yards and IMO to secure interpretations of the Safe Return to Port regulations. This vessel built to BV class is among the first ones approved fully on the basis of probabilistic damage stability criteria.200-passenger MSC Magnifica from STX St Nazaire. Detailed research and development with yards was carried out into the use of LNG on cruise ships.100 lane-metre Volcan del Teide.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 PASSENGER SHIPS Cruise and ferry operators were cramped for finance for new projects during 2010. a 264-passenger luxury small cruise vessel for France’s Compagnie du Ponant. The 1. a series of new orders for large cruise ships and major ferries is The first vessel to be ordered under those regulations during 2010 was a 3. it can reach 26 knots and has over 3. 29 . At the same time. it will be the largest passenger ship ever built in Korea and will have capacity for 1. 2.450passenger and 3. In Spain the Barreras yard was active. The vessel was awarded the Six Golden Pearls for its allembracing integrated approach to health. The big change will be that the new vessels will all be new designs and have to comply fully with IMO’s Safe Return to Port regulations. MSC Cruises returned to STX St Nazaire to order a sister vessel to the MSC Fantasia.060 cars in addition to the passengers. The vessel was awarded Six Golden Pearls to denote its integrated approach to the environment. A completely new design. Libya’s GNMTC ordered a sister vessel with delivery end of 2012. a 264-passenger luxury small cruise vessel for France’s Compagnie du Ponant. safety and environmental protection. and the 1.450 passenger Volcan del Teide is the largest and most powerful ro-pax built by Spain’s Barreras yard. health and safety. which led to a tough year for the major passenger ship building yards. deliveries were still coming on stream. MSC Cruises took delivery of the 3. As the global economy improves. built for Naviera Armas.

100 dwt AHTS for Great Offshore at Bharati and five 33 tonne BP / 870 dwt icebreaking tug/supply vessels to be built for Wagenborg.000 cu m hopper dredgers to be built at Uljanik Shipyard. The global dredging industry continued to develop ever more powerful and sophisticated vessels during 2010. One of the key issues with such large installed power is the control of noise and vibrations. with dynamic positioning for hopper vessels for improved manoeuvrability and operational precision. Bourbon Offshore also took the 2. A key development has been the drafting of the harmonised safety guidelines for design and operation of tugs. With the dredging industry pushing its frontiers towards higher efficiency.650 kW self-propelled cutter dredger Artemis. With regard to AHTS BV is developing the new service notation 125 vessels. and forty-three new dredgers were delivered with BV class. Boskalis chose Bureau Veritas to class a 24. In addition. OSV builders and owners face challenges as oil majors push for ever more sophisticated ships with higher specifications in terms of required power and redundancy. which introduces technical requirements for stability during anchor handling and for the associated equipment.500 cu m hopper dredgers and a 6. Jan De Nul took delivery of the innovative 35.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS AND TUGS DREDGERS The market for more sophisticated Offshore Support Vessels and tugs grew strongly in 2010.000 cu m hopper dredgers for Boskalis built by IHC Merwede. as did the Omni Group for its newbuilding 70 tonne BP / 1. Two 50 As the vessels have got larger and more powerful. a 46. The hopper dredger built by Construccciones Navales Del Norte for Jan De Nul. yet also requiring increased fuel efficiency and the ability to handle more complex and hazardous cargoes such as new drilling compounds. while Damen Galati delivered the 120 tonne BP / 1. fire fighting ship. has a proven track record in the prediction of vibration levels and the mitigation of associated problems. Cutter suction dredgers have seen a big increase in the effective cutter power.800 dwt AHTS 6615 Med Dieci to Med Offshore. including emergency quick-release of the anchor handling winch.800 dwt Sinopacific-designed AHTs for Bourbon Offshore.500 dwt side stone dumping vessel to be built at STX.100 dwt Conan Wu-designed AHTS from Bharati. Feedback from the tug industry has been extremely positive and an encouragement to push ahead with the project. BV now classes 323 supply vessels and has another 102 on order.000 cu m hopper dredger and a 28.700 dwt.000 dwt IMR vessels for Bourbon Offshore were delivered by Socarenam. while 139 new tugs were delivered. is stepping up the application of environmental protection tools such as the CLEANSHIP family.500 kW self-propelled cutter dredgers from Croatia’s Uljanik Shipyard. the Vox 31 .800 cu m split hopper units from Tianjin Xinhe and two 23.850 cu m split hopper units for Van Oord built at China’s Dalian Liaonan. anchor handling vessel. both to be built at IHC Merwede. a 120 tonne BP / 2. while the order book at the year end stood at eighty-three.930 dwt fall pipe/rock dumping vessel Simon Stevin from Construcciones Navales del Norte. Interesting new orders included the 24. a joint project to create a new set of rational and easy to use class requirements for tugs. Smit brought the 65 tonne BP Damen ASD tug Smit Humber. At the end of 2010 BV’s classed fleet of tugs grew to 1. Jan De Nul took delivery of the innovative 35. There were thirty-three new orders in 2010. a 31. two 47 tonne BP ASD tugs and the 59 tonne BP Damen ASD tug Smit Martinique into BV class.000 cu m hopper dredger for Jan De Nul built by Construcciones Navales del Norte. and Jan de Nul entrusted BV with the classification of two 7.000 dwt AHTS into BV class. In the OSV market. The rules were presented by BV at the ITS conference in Vancouver in May 2010. oil recovery. BV has made big efforts in using 3D Finite Element Analysis and advanced fatigue assessment tools to ensure the structural reliability of the sophisticated new designs.900 dwt PSV Bourbon Gulf Star from Zhejiang Shipbuilding as well as the Bourbon Artabaze. BV’s subsidiary Tecnitas In 2010 the active fleet of dredgers classed by BV reached 502 vessels. three 1. Guanzhou Dredging delivered the 85 m / 2. 30 BV’s focus on tugs and OSVs led to an increased number of owners transferring fleets in service to BV class. Maxima. New orders for towing vessels reached The Bourbon Enterprise. supply tug built by Socarenam (France).100 cu m hopper dredger for Van Oord built by IHC Merwede. lower environmental impact and the deployment of new and advanced technology. Bureau Veritas. to be built for Van Oord at IHC Merwede. while Lamnalco put two 90 tonne BP / 940 dwt AHTS into BV class and Alam Maritim chose to move two 66 tonne BP / 1. Significant deliveries included four 2. the Leiv Eiriksson. including fortyone orders for new vessels placed during 2010.000 dwt fall pipe/rock dumping vessel to be built at Keppel Singmarine.535 tugs in service and a newbuilding order book of 301 vessels. tonne BP Aker Arctic-designed shallowdraught ice-breaking tugs were delivered to JSC Circle Maritime Invest by STX RO Offshore Braila. five 70 tonne BP ASD escort tugs for Smit built by Uzmar and the first of a series of four 78 tonne BP Damendesigned ASD escort tugs for Lamnalco built by Songcam in Vietnam. a further 120 tonne BP/ 2.000 dwt IMR vessel Mamola Serenity to Promar. two 12. as well as two 14. and two 76 m / 2. Interesting new orders included a new series of twenty 80 tonne BP / 1. as the global leader for the classification of dredgers.930 dwt fall pipe/rock dumping vessel Simon Stevin from Construcciones Navales del Norte. in order to improve trim control and maximise payload while at the same time minimising operating draught. in particular for dredgers. an 11. Significant deliveries included two 90 tonne BP Robert Allan-designed offshore tugs for Smit built by Keppel Nantong. The STX Ro Offshore Braila shipyard delivered two ice-breaking tugs with BV class for JSC Circle Maritime Invest.000 kW self-propelled cutter dredger for DEME. Today’s vessels must be able to operate in both deeper and more exposed waters. Another important development is the optimisation of the hull shape of hopper dredgers through the application of extremely wide bulbous bows.

covers floating platforms supporting single. To ensure that the expertise to guide BV’s naval rules is up to date. strong industry participants supported by research institutes and universities. Fincantieri and Navantia. The Indian Navy tasked Bureau Veritas to class fifteen fast interceptors. BV is a founding member of the HiPRWind consortia of nineteen European companies which are working with EU funding to stimulate market developing a vertical axis offshore wind turbine. A demonstrator of the Sabella seabed current generator has been built. design review. They are skilled and open minded. Bureau Veritas is also working with the IEC on new rules for floating wind turbines and is part of the EU MARINA project. the first of a series of eleven sister frigates for the French navy and one for the Moroccan navy all building at DCNS Lorient under BV class.or multiple-turbines with horizontal or vertical axes. The guidelines specify the environmental conditions under which floating offshore wind turbines may serve the principles of structural Offshore Wind Turbine Vessel on transit operation. The versatile vessels can carry 700 troops and 16 helicopters. the naval committee held its annual meeting on March 26th. Bureau Veritas is a key industrial partner and is helping with the design to ensure that the structure is built and installed on time and safely. and the Romanian police service chose Bureau Veritas to class a 66 m loa patrol vessel to be built at Damen Galati. It is also a partner in the VertiWind project. ordered at DCNS/STX Saint-Nazaire. and special purpose rules in other areas. In 2010 Bureau Veritas extended its commitment to marine renewable energy. 2010. A new notation for wind turbine Installation. stability and the structural division and design criteria for the top structure. with Bureau Veritas providing assessment of the structural integrity of the system. and the third is for the French Navy under a joint DCNS/STX agreement. 13 m loa craft capable of 50 knots. Fraunhofer IWES Case Study The French Navy helicopter carrier BPC Mistral. and show real commitment to making things happen. which assesses the impact of marine renewable energy projects. the BPC Mistral and BPC Tonnerre. Ammunition handling requirements are adapted from BV’s naval rules. “HiPRwind is an EU project which will deliver a fully functional floating wind turbine installation at one tenth scale of future commercial systems. Two are for the Russian Navy. site analysis and meteo-ocean studies for a meteorological mast for the future site of a wind farm in the Channel. We can then share that data in a way which the many commercial developments in this new and fast moving technology area cannot. its behaviour and performance in real conditions. LOUIS QUESNEL Assistant Co-ordinator. enjoying the participation of representatives from the French. establishing a special team to work on wind. There are nineteen complementary partners in the HiPRwind project. Bureau Veritas delivered expertise through Tecnitas to provide risk assessment studies for wind farms in the Channel and Mediterranean areas and bid selection. so we will really provide a knowledge platform for future development and for reliability and maintenance of new fields now under development. both having undertaken their third annual survey. to provide a framework for a new generation of fleet support vessels. which is design. tide and wave power generation offshore. HiPRWind. It will enter service in 2012.” 32 development in floating wind technology and to improve the cost efficiency of offshore wind energy.600 tonne Mistral-class force projection vessels. The Guidance Note 33 . A set of guidelines for tidal current generators is currently under development. In addition to classification and certification of offshore wind projects. French DGA and the European Naval yards DCNS. Bureau Veritas is also continuing to class the first two vessels built of this class. Maintenance and Repair vessels will be published in 2011. What is important is that it will allow the team of European researchers to collect data on the structure. A key initiative was to develop and publish guidelines for the Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines. deployed in real sea conditions. load cases for the platform and mooring system. to be built at the French Couach yard. The rules will be published in 2011 and apply traditional tanker class rules to the oil cargo tank area. Italian and Spanish navies. The 142 m loa FREMM frigate Aquitaine was launched in May 2010 in the presence of the President of the French Republic.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 WARSHIPS MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY During 2010. Bureau Veritas was entrusted with the classification of three new 21. New rules for naval auxiliaries were developed for the French DGA. and BV is working with a number of yards on designs for these specialised vessels.

continues to grow as owners realise it will be required in the future. Getting rid of old ships cleanly was a major task. looking at traffic impacts. The aim is to identify potential critical areas and put in place a strategy to focus surveys. 35 . offshore energy and the environment. building at DSME for Total service off West Africa. Demand for consulting services in 2010 was concentrated in two areas. This includes the performance of a range of studies. Bringing gas from remote reserves or supplying gas to smaller markets is challenging because we are always breaking new ground. In the offshore field. configure. negotiate. more verification is required to control risk. a significant contract was for the full design of suction anchors for the Clov FPSO. but as these are closest to the machinery then flexible mountings are required to reach the tough maximum noise levels permitted. Gasfin Development SA Traditional Tecnitas expertise in noise and vibration was in demand from Chinese shipyards. which now covers over 100 offshore units. Things are going along well and support from BV has been great. And supplying Green Passports for new ships. environmental impact assessment. storage. Gasfin possesses all the required resources to scope. A new energy efficiency software tool will be rolled out for owners during 2011. Case Study “Gasfin is an independent developer and operator of midscale LNG solutions across the LNG infrastructure chain from liquefaction to shipping. These included major fleet units such as the Jeanne d’Arc helicopter carrier. work progressed on developing better tools for owners. yards and charterers to to carry out full studies of the vessels in order to provide Green Passports and to support the tendering process for dismantling. which created demand for Tecnitas Bourbon Offshore contracted Tecnitas for vibration and noise analysis on new IMR vessel. deliver and operate green-field mid-scale LNG infrastructure. In Greece Tecnitas carried out the feasibility study for the conversion of the tanker Cap Diamant into an FPSO and in Turkey Tecnitas began a new service providing shipyard newbuilding supervision for a Turkish shipowner building in Far East yards. and that was focused this year to develop a methodology which would provide independent analysis of flexible risers and the fatigue process. Tecnitas has long experience with analysing risers. with double views. regasification and local distribution. Green passport of decommissionned helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc contracted to TECNITAS along with 70 other navy vessels NIELS FUHRMANN Project Director. Tecnitas develops full-scale flexible riser and bend stiffener finite element models for fatigue analysis. HAZID/HAZOP. including a gas carrier. with longer risers in deeper waters.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 CONSULTANCY AND OUTSOURCING For the offshore subsea market.” assess the energy performance of vessels. Tecnitas is now well placed to provide both and design assistance for deepwater risers. Groupe Bourbon tasked Tecnitas to carry out a critical analysis of its fleet of OSVs. finance. Bureau Vertias has the LNG experience and competence and Tecnitas has the permitting experience we need. and close to home for the specific analysis of the best cabins on a major new inland cruise vessel. safety studies and preparation of dossiers to be submitted to the administration. In the renewable energy field Tecnitas carried out several risk assessment studies for offshore wind farms in the Channel and Mediterranean. Around seventy ships are to be taken out of service for the French navy. The Deepwater Horizon incident has focused attention on subsea components and. The 135 m Dutch Shipping new cruise vessel will have the best cabins on the aft quarters. Shipowners were cutting costs but Tecnitas was able to deliver cost-effective services to owners and expand its services in new countries. potential pollution from a collision and local impacts. 34 In the environmental field. Tecnitas is also providing a finite element and design study for the mooring system appurtenances for Clov. In the gas field Tecnitas carried out permitting assistance for a proposed Caribbean FSU project. Asset Integrity grew in importance and the HLC 3D viewer was combined with the BV AIMS system. We are working on an FSRU project in the Caribbean and we chose to use Tecnitas to provide technical assistance for the permitting process.

and MARSINLAND to help designers and yards by providing the scantlings for transverse sections of inland vessels to meet BV’s recently revised rules for inland navigation vessels. Interesting deliveries in 2010 included the cement carrier 51 m loa Sandre for CFT. built by Teamco Shipyard BV (Netherlands) for Befrag AG. with 45 vessels undergoing classification during 2010. Bureau Veritas extended its national delegations in the Netherlands. In Europe. Harbour Equipment such as floating dock doors. and an integrated system to recognise the qualities of the new generation of environmentally friendly vessels. Green Passport was introduced. for Rhine cruising. built in Navalria. Serbia. there was strong growth globally in inland navigation activities. including twenty-five passenger vessels and thirty-one tankers. and the Cleanship family of environmental notations covering all emissions was extended to inland vessels. built to BV class. Looking forward. A key theme of the year was the extension of deep-sea voluntary notations and software to cover inland navigation requirements. to provide owners with a list of hazardous materials in the vessel’s construction. for service on Portugal’s Douro river. built in Romania’s ATG Giurgiu shipyard. BV will develop new rules for specific inland waters requirements. Portugal. Although the economies of North Europe were still recovering in 2010. and the River Antoinette.MARINE BUSINESS REVIEW 2010/2011 INLAND WATERWAYS The tanker double hull vessel Sempachersee. the Alina for Scylla Tours. Another new order was for the passenger vessel Douro Spirit. The Egyptian fleet has grown especially quickly. and the 440passenger Rossini accommodation barges for Caspian Sea service in Kazakhstan. Passenger vessels for inland cruising have been growing in size and complexity. two luxurious vessels of 135 m loa were being built to BV class. Brazil and Serbia as the authorities in these countries increasingly recognise the value of class for their inland fleets.560 cu m of cargo. 113 new orders were entrusted to BV during 2010. the 322-passenger Bellini. The first inland navigation tanker which is also able to operate along the Belgian coast was delivered. Demand grew from countries such as Egypt. In total. and entered new agreements in a wide range of countries. including Floating Establishments. built in Vahali. being built for Uniworld at the De Hoop yard in the Netherlands. New software included VeriSTAR-CHEM to help owners and charterers manage ADN products. The New York is 125 m loa and can carry 4. where it now carries out inspections on behalf of the Dutch authorities. Bureau Veritas saw both its classed fleet of inland vessels and its order book grow strongly. 36 . built by De Hoop.