Maritime

EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

Marine Equipment Directive

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Gain the “wheelmark” certification for your products used on board ships.

Marine equipment can only be installed on board ships flying the flag of an EU country, Norway, Iceland and other flag states if it is marked with the MED mark of conformity, also known as the “wheelmark”.

DNV GL’s experts provide fast and efficient conformity assessment in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU.

We are one of the few notified bodies to cover the full scope of MED certification for:

  • Life-saving appliances (SOLAS III)
  • Marine pollution prevention equipment (MARPOL)
  • Fire protection equipment (SOLAS II-2)
  • Navigation equipment (SOLAS V)
  • Radio-communication equipment (SOLAS IV)
  • COLREG 72 – equipment
  • SOLAS II-1 – equipment

Your certification process at DNV GL starts with advice on the assessment procedures (modules) relevant for your product. Then we safely guide you through the certification process. This includes your completed MED form and all the other necessary documents as well as testing by a recognised laboratory or with the presence of a DNV GL surveyor. Finally, you achieve approval of your product according to the MED. For Module D or E, a quality audit needs to be performed at your production site. Your MED certificate is immediately issued after completion of the process. All MED certifications will be listed in the DNV GL list of approved suppliers and the MarED-Product Database so that potential customers can easily find you.

MED Certification with DNV GL ensures excellent service at all stages:

  • Fast and efficient approval processes saving you time and money
  • Guidance and support from our dedicated MED experts
  • Customer trust and confidence due to reputable DNV GL certification
  • Access to the European shipping market through certified proof that you meet all MED requirements

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Related downloads

MED directive/amendments

Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU

Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU, repealing directive 96/98/EC with effect from 18th September 2016

Richtlinie über Schiffsausrüstung (MED) 2014/90/EU

Richtlinie über Schiffsausrüstung (MED) 2014/90/EU, hebt die Richtlinie 96/98/EG mit Wirkung vom 18. September 2016 auf

3. Implementing regulation (EU) 2019/1397 Applicable from 2019-10-03

Indicating design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for maritime equipment

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/608

Laying down technical criteria for electronic tags for marine equipment

2. Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/773 Applicable from 2018-06-19

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Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/414

Identifying the specific items of marine equipment which can benefit from electronic tagging

1. Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/306 Applicable from 2017-03-16

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Certification guidelines for MED

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Related links

EU's MED website

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The EU ‘BLUE GUIDE’ to directives

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MarED website

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US-EC MRA information

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IMO Recognized Fire Test Laboratories

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What you need to know- New Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU

September 18th 2016

WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

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Approval of manufacturers | System & software engineering CP-0507

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