DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs

03 Feb 2017
Greener ship recycling with the help of DNV GL certifications

Greener ship recycling with the help of DNV GL certifications

DNV GL is set to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels.

Once complete, this certification provides independent verification of the vessels’ IHM, as required by the European Ship Recycling Regulation.

Dennys Wulf, quality management director at Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, said: “The IHM is an important step on the way to ensuring environmentally responsible ship recycling and therefore also important to us at Norddeutsche Reederei. DNV GL has long-standing experience in this field and we are pleased to be working with them on this.”

The first vessel to undergo sampling and testing is the 3700 TEU container vessel Northern Dexterity.

The sampling and analyses on board vessel is being carried out by hazmat specialists from the two independent laboratories exag GmbH Marine Consulting and QSU GmbH, under the supervision of DNV GL.

Northern Dexterity is scheduled to receive the IHM certificate in February 2017. The project is expected to be completed by early 2018.

“Norddeutsche Reederei has clearly demonstrated its commitment to establishing sustainable recycling practices and we at DNV GL are very pleased to have been chosen as a partner for this. Having fleets evaluated early on is something we recommend to all our customers, and this is an excellent example,” concluded Gerhard Aulbert, global head of practice ship recycling at DNV GL – Maritime.

The new European Ship Recycling Regulation means every EU-flagged newbuild must carry an inventory of all hazardous materials contained in its structure or equipment with a statement of compliance by 31 December 2018.