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RvA Scope amended by item 2.10

The RvA has published today our new scope which is now including item 2.10 of the Implementing Regulation, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. Because of this scope increase we may now accept applications for Module B and G for EGCS.

Posted on November 22, 2019

Autumn MarED Meeting completed

The bi-annual Mared Meeting convened on November 14 and 15 at the EMSA Office in Lisbon. One of the main topics was related to the shifting of the Database to EMSA, and the election of the new Chairman. The Next meeting, HC 040 is scheduled for April 16/17, 2020 at Lisbon.

Posted on November 18, 2019

RvA Additional Assessment for item 2.10 completed

An additional assessment by the RvA for an increase of our scope with item 2.10, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems was completed today.

Posted on November 12, 2019

RvA Renewal Assessment completed

The renewal assessment by RvA for our C624 Accreditation ISO 17065:2012 was completed today.

Posted on September 13, 2019

New Equipment list Published

The EU has published the new Equipment List; Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1397 dated August 6, 2019 in the Official Journal on September 13, 2019. This new Regulation will become active on the twentieth day after publishing.

Posted on September 13, 2019

Spring MarED Meeting completed

The bi-annual Mared Meeting was closed today. Next meeting is scheduled for November 2019.

Posted on March 28, 2019

Guidance MIN590 issued by MCA

MCA, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency released a new version of MIN590, a guidance letter on how to deal with UK Conformity Assessments in relation with the Brexit.

Posted on March 15, 2019

Happy New Year

A year has passed since going on line of the new website. From Barendrecht, The Netherlands, we wish all at Sea a Safe and Pollution free new year.

Posted on January 1, 2019

Autumn MarED Meeting completed

The bi-annual Mared Meeting was closed today. Next meeting is sscheduled for March 2019.

Posted on October 24, 2018

Update on Electronic Tagging of marine equipment

EMSA has updated its information on Electronic Tagging as described in Regulation (EU) 2018/68. EMSA is in great favour of electronic tagging to improve access to Declarations of Conformity.

Posted on September 7, 2018

New Equipment list Published

The EU has published the latest Equipment List; Implementing Regulation 2018/773 with date of issuance May 15, 2018 in the Official Journal on May 30, 2018. This new Regulation will become active 14 days after publishing.

Posted on May 30, 2018

Spring MarED Meeting completed

The bi-annual Mared Meeting was closed today, The two-day meeting was effectively used to finalize Draft Recommendation on various important issues. The Draft Recommendation will be forwarded to COSS for review and approval.

Posted on April 18, 2018

Application form now available

The application form for conformity assessments, including our Terms and Conditions is now available on a new tab "How to Apply" under the Notified Body tab. Downloading of the form will provide information on documents to be provided and on the reverse side of the form our Terms and Conditions.

Posted on January 7, 2018

New Website On Line!

In just over one month after going to the drawing board, the new website of NKK (Netherlands) BV came online yesterday January 1, 2018. The website has been simplified and is now referring only to essential information related to the Marine Equipment Directive. Publishing of data on issued Certificates has now been shifted to the MarED website. The new website is presently on trial. It is anticipated that news messages will be updated regularly including the outcome of MarED Meetings and publishing of important data by the EU.

Published on January 2, 2018

Prosperous New Year

NKK (Netherlands) BV wishes all their customers a Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, and is looking forward to a productive cooperation with all our clients.

Posted on December 31, 2017

Next MarED Meeting in Rome

During the last Ordinary MarED Meeting in Lisbon it was decided that an additional Conveners meeting will be required to harmonize the "Approved Recommendations" with the latest published edition of the Marine Equipment Directive. The meeting is scheduled for the end of January 2018

Posted on: December 29, 2017.

RvA witnessed audit completed

A wittnes audit was completed today by an auditor from the RvA at Mansei Inc. Japan (Manufacturer of lifeboat launching appliances), located at Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.

Posted on: December 12, 2017.

RvA witnessed audit completed

A wittnes inspection was completed today by an auditor from the RvA at ESS, Dordrecht (Manufacturer of fireman's outfits)
RvA; Raad voor accreditatie is an external auditing organization appointed by The Government of The Netherlands, who confirms on an ongoing basis if we, NKK(Netherlands) BV, comply with the relevant requirements of the ISO-IEC:17065:2012

Posted on: December 6, 2017.

Development of new website commenced

Based on frequent requests from our customers, and also based on comments from our certifying organization (RvA), NKK(Netherlands)BV commenced developing a new website.
The website will be developed in house using HTML5 and CSS, which will allow for a more modern appearance of the website.
It is anticipated that the new website will be on line on January 1, 2018.

Posted on: November 23, 2017

MarED Meeting completed

The last ordinary MarED Meeting was completed today.
The highest number of attendees was recorded this time, both with attendees of Notified Body's as well as Observers.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 2018 in Lisbon.

Posted on: November 12, 2017

New Implementing Regulation Published by EU

The EU has published last Friday the latest version of the Implementing Regulation, (EU)2017-306 covering the latest update to the Annex to the Marine Equipment Directive 2014-90-EU. This is the second edition of the Implementing Regulation which replaces (EU)2015-559 issued last year September.
5 new items have been introduced to the list, covering among others high expansion foam for fire fighting equipment, and exhaust gas cleaning systems equipment.

Posted on: August 25, 2017.