Marine Equipment and Component Breakfast Seminar

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Date 19/04/2016 - 19/04/2016
Country Norway
City Oslo
Venue Hotel Continental

LR is hosting a breakfast seminar featuring presentations related to marine equipment and components. This complimentary seminar will focus on several business relevant subjects related to product life cycle assurance services, EC Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and US Coastguard requirements/mutual recognition as well as EC Mutual Recognition. Full agenda below.

Please RSVP to Charlotte Nielsen at by 6 April 2016.


08:00 Registration and breakfast

Opening and welcome

By Joakim Birgander, Business Development Manager

09:10 Product Lifecycle Assurance Services

By Ulrich Foerster, Marine Global Technology Leader, Marine Equipment & Systems

Many manufacturers are looking to process based assessments as an alternative to direct inspection of manufactured items. Hear about how this can provide better alignment with the quality management practices and reduce Class intervention in production which can positively affect efficiency of your processes.

10:00 European Commission Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and US Coastguard USCG requirement/mutual recognition

By Flans Kemp, Type Approval Business Development Manager

This presentation gives an overview of how LR, as an EU notified body and international classification society, is able to provide you with guidance to help ensure that your products meet the requirements of the Directive, and certification services to enable you to demonstrate compliance. An overview of the EC/US mutual recognition for specific products will also be given.

10:30 Break

11:00 European Commission  Recognised Organisations Mutual Recognition of Type Approval

By Ulrich Foerster, Marine Global Technology Leader, Marine Equipment & Systems

The overall aim of the European Union, through application of Regulation (EC) 391/2009, is to ‘ensure cooperation and exchange of knowledge between ROs and to promote highest safety’. This presentation focuses on Article 10.1, which requires all classification societies authorised to survey and certify vessels on behalf of the EU Member State to take actions with reference to their classification Rules and Procedures without prejudice to the sovereign powers of the flag states.

11:35 Closing remarks