NKK(Netherlands)BV - "The Marine Equipment Directive"

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Audit by RvA

Audit schedule confirmed from RvA. Office assessment for our C624 Accreditation is fixed for July 21, 2020. RvA will use latest available audit means, including "remote" audit techniques to carry out the office assessment,

Posted on July 3, 2020

Remote MarED Meeting

Because of recent COVID-19 situation, which caused cancellation of the Spring Mared Meeting a remote Conveners meeting was held today using remote video technology. The complete agenda was passed including discussion on Draft Recommendations and latest developements related to the upcoming 15th amendment of the Annex. The next, "normal" meeting will be scheduled for November 2020.

Posted on June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Situation

Based on latest guidance received related to COVID-19 we are returning to a more normal condition in relation with our inspection and assessments. All our inspections and assessments in Asia returned to "normal" where we are using sometimes "remote" audit possibilities. Only in Europe we do, because of flight restrictions, still encounter minor issues in arranging and attending audits/inspections outside The Netherlands.

Posted on June 5, 2020

Audit by RvA

Tentative audit schedule received for our next office assessment for July 21, 2020.

Posted on April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Situation

Based on latest developments related to COVID-19 we are presently encountering resources problems, due to travel restrictions for attending inspections, (Module F, G) and audits (Module D), we are endeavoring to attend all customers, however it may be difficult to provide our services.

Posted on April 17, 2020

Spring MarED Meeting cancelled

Because of recent developments related to the COVID-19 virus, seriouly hampering travelling the Spring Mared Meeting 2020 was formally cancelled today. Next meeting will be scheduled for November 2020.

Posted on March 13, 2020

Happy New Year, again

From Barendrecht, The Netherlands, we wish all at Sea a Safe and Pollution free new year.

Posted on January 1, 2020

Problems with e-mail: info@classnk.nl: solved

The problem with the e-mail is partly solved, the mail is available as webmail. Please use rt@classnk.or.jp for your inquiries and applications.

Posted on December 27, 2019

Problems with e-mail: info@classnk.nl

We are encountering problems with our e-mail address info@classnk.nl, please contact us both for Notified Body issues as well as Class issues for the time being on rt@classnk.or.jp.

Posted on December 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.