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Vietnam Register gets hitched in Paris

Vietnam Register gets hitched in Paris

Paris: French classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with the growing Vietnam Register. At a signing ceremony in Paris La Défense last week, Bernard Anne, Managing Director of the Marine Division of Bureau Veritas, and Nguyen Van Ban, General Director of the Vietnam Register, entered into a long term co-operation agreement.

BV and VR have agreed to co-operate on the following services: classification/certification surveys of construction, transformation and major repairs of vessels and offshore structures, holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV, or the single classification/certification VR or BV; classification/certification surveys including survey of routine maintenance and repair works of vessels and structures in service holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV or the single classification/certification VR or BV; inspection at works of materials and equipment intended for vessels and structures; classification and certification of new dry container boxes.

Bernard Anne said, "Vietnam is developing rapidly as an important shipbuilding and industrial nation, and the Vietnam Register is a growing body of technical expertise. This agreement links the unrivalled worldwide network and high level technical expertise of Bureau Veritas with the ambitious growth plans of the Vietnam Register."

Nguyen Van Ban said, "The Vietnam Register is growing quickly as our nation's shipbuilding and shipowning industries grow as well as strong development in the automobile sector. Co-operation with Bureau Veritas will benefit both Vietnamese owners and shipowners building in Vietnam or in foreign countries."

A key area of agreement covers training and development of VR surveyors, who will work through BV's highly structured training programme and on secondment with Bureau Veritas.  [29/08/06]

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