ESYD accredited EMICERT on December 20, 2016.
Greece-based EMICERT has announced that the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) issued the first worldwide accreditation certificate under ISO 14065 for the European Union's (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation to EMICERT on December 20, 2016.
The accreditation enables EMICERT to provide assessment services for ships' monitoring plans to ensure compliance with MRV requirements.
As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the MRV regulation will require shipping companies to submit ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval by the end of the August 2017, with per-voyage monitoring set to start on January 1, 2018.
"EMICERT by fulfilling entirely the Verifier's typical competence requirements and capitalizing the long, substantial experience and technical know-how in CO2 verification, has already started co-operation with very important Shipping Companies for supporting their timely, reliable and effective compliance with the requirements of the Regulation," said the company.