Bureau Veritas Appoints New Passenger Vessel Leader
Bureau Veritas has appointed Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries.
Ullrich succeeds Jean-Jacques Juenet, who retires in April, and he will deliver the global marketing and technical leadership.
Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore commented: “This is a very important appointment in an important market where understanding innovation – in new fuels, in new client focused features and, above all, in safety are paramount. As ship size increases, and a new breed of exploration ships take passengers into remote and cold places, we are very pleased to have Andreas on board with us to support us in promoting safety and innovation.”
Bureau Veritas classed passenger ship and ferry projects cover a wide range of developments including: Sunstone’s four expedition class ships (plus six options) to be built in China; Ponant’s ice-breaking, LNG-fueled order; MSC Cruise’s LNG-fueled mega ships; Scenic’s ultra-luxurious polar expedition ship; and Brittany Ferries new LNG-fueled ferry being built at Flensburger.
Ullrich graduated in naval architecture at the University of Rostock in 1989. He has nearly three decades of classification experience, principally with cruise shipping. His classification career began at GL (later to become DNVGL) in 1989. He moved through a number of roles involving responsibility for the management of cruise ship newbuilding projects and ship type manager for passenger ship. He was technical support manager for Carnival Maritime’s AIDA branded fleet and a supporting expert to the German delegation at IMO – advising on fire protection and passenger ship issues.