Oliver Darley, VP and Head of Ship Systems, Materials ＆ Components, and Nils Wegener, MRV Manager at DNV GL. Image: DNV GL
DNV GL today announced that it has gained the accreditation from Germany's Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) to verify compliance with the European Union's (EU's) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation.
"The choice of DAkkS as our accreditation body represents a conscious decision to go with a truly European accreditation body, which understands the needs of the market and the regulatory context," said Nils Wegener, MRV Manager at DNV GL.
"With DakkS we also provide our customers with a long-term, sustainable solution for their verification requirements that is deeply connected to the European regime."
As Ship & Bunker has reported, the MRV regulation requires shipping companies to submit ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval by the end of August 2017, with per-voyage monitoring set to start on January 1, 2018.
Nils Wegener, MRV Manager, DNV GL
With DakkS we also provide our customers with a long-term, sustainable solution for their verification requirements
"DNV GL has followed the development of the MRV regime since its infancy, and we have tried to support regulators to make the scheme both pragmatic and effective," said Oliver Darley, Vice President, Head of Ship Systems, Materials ＆ Components.
"As such, receiving the first EU MRV accreditation from DAkkS is an important sign of the work we have put into developing our competence and processes for the new regime. At the same time, we have invested heavily in putting in place a set of digital solutions that will make compliance as simple and transparent as possible for our customers, for example our free MRV monitoring plan app."
In December, DNV GL announced that it would host a series of webinars to provide guidance on the EU MRV scheme.