Bureau Veritas in Russian Registry agreement

International classification society Bureau Veritas has entered an agreement with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation delegating BV the authority to conduct statutory certification services and to issue certificates for vessels registered in the Russian International Registry of Ships.

Bernard Anne, managing director of BV's marine division, says, "Russia is an increasingly important maritime nation with huge potential for growth. This agreement between the Russian Ministry of Transport and Bureau Veritas provides us with a firm foundation from which we can assist shipowners developing business in Russia. In addition to major fleets of conventional vessels now flying the Russian International Registry flag, there are a large number of very sophisticated specialist vessels either in service or under development for service in very cold and extreme ice conditions. Our special research into those areas will especially benefit owners participating in projects to help Russia export its energy and commodities to world markets."

The agreement was signed in Moscow this week by Mr. Alexey Klyavin, Director of Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and Mr Anne. It covers delegation to Bureau Veritas of the right to conduct surveys and issue statutory certificates for all the normal IMO international certification.

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Bureau Veritas is a leading international service provider, dedicated to quality assurance, environmental, health, and safety, (QEHS) management services across a wide range of economic activities: Marine, Industry and Facilities, Government services, and Consumer Products. By far the largest classification and certification society, Bureau Veritas has over 35,000 employees and 850 offices in over 150 countries throughout the world.

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