Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has issued the first Type Approval Certificate under the procedure for mutual recognition of certificates issued by the EU recognised organisations (EU RO MR).
The Certificate was presented to the Polish company Marine Service Jaroszewicz S.C. during the exhibition ‘Sea. Resources. Technology 2014’ in Murmansk, Russia.
The RS Certificate was issued for the EPY two-component epoxy material produced by Marine Service Jaroszewicz S.C., which is intended for use as foundation pads of ship machinery. In accordance with the requirements of the Article 10 of the EU Regulation 391/2009, EU recognised organisations shall develop technical and procedural requirements under which they will mutually recognise class certificates for ship materials, equipment and components. EU RO MR procedure of mutual recognition of class certificates which is in effect since 1 January 2013, contains unified technical requirements for ship materials and items the list of which is being constantly updated. By now, the list includes 22 products.
The possibility to obtain a Type Approval Certificate issued under EU RO MR procedure would be of interest to marine serial product manufacturers in the first place. As envisioned by the European Commission, the mutual recognition of class certificates would enable the manufacturers to reduce the costs of product certification, since the EU RO MR Certificate would be recognised by the leading classification societies – EU ROs.
RS, March 28, 2014; Image: Epyresin