In accordance with the EU MRV regulation, a vessel’s monitoring plan must be verified by an independent and accredited verifier. Shipping companies are requested to submit the monitoring plan to the corresponding verifier for each of their ships by 31 August 2017 at the latest.
For vessels which fall under the scope of the regulation the first time after 31 August 2017, the company shall submit the respective monitoring plan to the verifier without undue delay and no later than two months after the respective vessel called at an EU port for the first time.
The content of the monitoring plan is predefined by the EU MRV regulation, and the respective electronic template was released at the end of 2016 by the European Commission. To read more about the regulation (EU) 2016/1927, please download the document on the introduction page.
EU MRV Monitoring Plan app for smooth monitoring
To facilitate the work of our customers and to ensure a high level of quality, DNV GL has developed an MRV Monitoring Plan Generator, which is available in My DNV GL (via "Add service"). For DNV GL-classed vessels, the app has some fields already filled with text proposals, and for the remaining needed information there is a wizard that leads you through the process. The app greatly facilitate your work to generate the monitoring plan, and is recommended as the ideal format for the monitoring plan.
Company-specific vs. ship-specific monitoring plan
In general, the EU MRV regulation (2016/1927) requires the monitoring plan to be submitted per ship for verification. For companies operating several vessels, however, Art.2 of the implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1927 offers the option to split the monitoring plan into a company-specific section and a vessel-specific section, provided the respective company descriptions are applicable to all vessels of the fleet and all requirements are covered as per the template for the monitoring plan.
The DNV GL EU MRV Monitoring Plan app has a built-in copy function which ensures that the company-specific part of the monitoring plan is automatically embedded in the ship-specific monitoring plans.
Content of the monitoring plan
The monitoring plan shall describe at first the respective vessel and its installed combustion machinery, and provide information in a complete and transparent manner. What kind of fuel will be used and which of the provided methods for the determination of fuel oil consumption for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions or other relevant information is chosen. A few additional clarifying comments to the monitoring plan:
The monitoring plan shall describe at first the respective vessel and its installed combustion machinery, and provide information in a complete and transparent manner. What kind of fuel will be used and which of the provided methods for the determination of fuel oil consumption for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions or other relevant information is chosen.
In our brochure, we have included a few additional requirements to the monitoring plan, such as emission sources, responsibilities and procedures, management systems and uncertainty factors.