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The challenge for both Bureau In-depth support available in Italian. Global demand for
Veritas and navies using class has Sauro Gazzoli, Senior Manager Naval FPVs is growing, so we updated the rules
been to overcome how the functional Vessels, RINa, said two things characterised and published them in English in the
requirements of submarines can be RINa’s warship work during 2008. The first RINa standard format to provide a true
conveyed to class in order to enable was the global outreach of its services, international technical reference point for
them to set meaningful standards. This classing warships from Finland, India, FPV builders. We have also included new
was solved by liaison through the naval Iraq, Libya, Turkey and others as well as a navigation capability notations, which
committee, which also insisted on the large number of units for the Italian Navy instead of defining operational limits in
importance of construction standards and other armed government departments terms of distance from the shore define
for submarines and inspection in service. such as the Coastguard and Customs. The the capability of the vessel to withstand
The special problems of submarines second was how its support to navies has specified sea and weather conditions,” Mr
include the scantlings of the pressure deepened, moving beyond the traditional Gazzoli told Warship Technology.
hull, stability requirements covering structural issues and rules to provide risk Three major ships for the Italian Navy,
diving and surfacing conditions and analysis for asbestos and health and safety aggregating approximately 55,000gt, have
atmospheric control in the vessel in issues across the Italian fleet. been classed with RINa, two of which were
normal and emergency conditions. RINa has continued to build on its delivered in 2008. A major auxiliary ship for
Special attention has been given to safety position in the naval arena over the past the Argentine Navy has been classed and
analyses and escape procedures. 12 months, during which the 2007 edition another is undergoing classification. Ten
“Bureau Veritas’ Naval Committee of the RINa Rules for the Classification of major warship newbuildings totalling about
has proved to be a robust weapon for Naval Ships, and new rules for Fast Patrol 50,000gt are under survey by RINa, including
sharpening BV’s warship rules,” states Vessels (FPVs) came into force. the Horizon class frigate Caio Duilio; the first
Mr Segretain. “Under the chairmanship Italy’s position as one of the world’s Italian FREMM frigate Bergamini; four 50m
of Admiral Jean-François Baud the largest builders of smaller fast naval craft patrol ships for the Iraqi Navy; a 20,000gt
combined expertise of the committee has works well for RINa, which has close tanker for the Indian Navy; two 52m mine
been harnessed to task BV to improve the links with all the yards, large and small, countermeasures vessels for the Finnish Navy
rules in some areas and to research new that produce warships. Although RINa building at Italian yard Intermarine; and the
areas.” The members of the committee is classing warships as large as aircraft first 88m OPV for the Turkish Coast Guard.
include: Admiral Angel Martinez, Spanish carriers, the big story by number is always Forty-five FPVs are under construction for
Navy; Admiral Stéphane Verwaerde, fast patrol vessels. In fact, RINa has classed RINa class ranging from 10m to 35m in
French Navy; Admiral Jean-Marc Brûlez, around 300 such vessels, ranging from 10m length. The RINa portfolio also includes 10
French Navy; Admiral Stefano Dotti, to 55 m in length. A contract for 23 Buratti major projected newbuildings, aggregating
Italian Navy; IGA Jacques Cousquer, Patrol vessels for the Italian Guardia di about 60,000gt. These include the completion
DGA; IGA Patrick de Leffe, DCNS Finanza, built by Intermarine was signed of the Italian FREMM frigate project, the
Ingénierie; IGA Jacques Lebreton, DCNS; in 2007; 27 FPVs were classed during the third mine countermeasures vessel for the
Dr Carlos Merino, Navantia SA; and Dr last year and there are around 45 on the Finnish Navy, and three additional OPVs for
eng. Antonello Gamaleri, Fincantieri orderbook. the Turkish Coast Guard.
Naval Division. “During 2007 we launched our new Significant deliveries of naval vessels to
The committee recently considered Rules for Fast Patrol Vessels,” Mr Gazzoli RINa class in the last 12 months included
amendments to Bureau Veritas’ Naval explained, “because RINAMIL Rules are the Italian Navy aircraft carrier Cavour
Rules for surface vessels, which affect the mainly intended for the classification of and the Horizon class frigate Andrea
fire-fighting and evacuation requirements major warships and many requirements Doria, both built by Fincantieri for the
for aircraft carriers. The requirements of that are significant for a warship may be Italian Navy. Other work included a
the additional class notation AVM-IPS, not applicable to the small dimensions and survey of the entire Italian Navy fleet and
dealing with redundancy of the propulsion high performance characterising an FPV”. auxiliaries for asbestos, and development
system, were also clarified. The committee “An important point is that normal of a prototype Health and Safety Risk
especially asked Bureau Veritas to consider warship rules are for steel-built vessels, Analysis programme.
replacing the minimum speed of 7kts by a while most FPVs are built in aluminium “Looking forward, RINa will shortly
minimum value function of the operation alloy, FRP or composites, so rules for FPVs see the delivery of the second Horizon
of the ship and number of shaft lines, need to be specific to the sector. In many class frigate Caio Duilio, and delivery
taking the manoeuvrability of the vessel ways, the rules for mega-yachts and for of the first MCM for the Finnish Navy,”
into account. Voluntary Environmental FPVs are similar, and RINa’s dominance Mr Gazzoli concluded. “Ongoing
Protection class notations for warships are of the mega-yacht market sectors helps to maintenance of class on the carriers
also under consideration, at the request of improve classing of FPVs.” Andrea Doria and Cavour will be a
various navies, and Bureau Veritas is going “We previously published rules learning curve for both RINa and the
to specifically research the SOx and NOx specifically for Italian Coastguard vessels, Italian Navy with the first major fleet
emissions of gas turbines. but these needed updating and were only units to be classed in service.” WT
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