About the EU RO MR Group

  • Soon after the Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 entered into force in 2009, the EU ROs agreed that it was necessary to hold discussions on how to cooperate on implementation of Article 10.1 (Mutual Recognition).
  • The EU ROs agreed on organisational arrangements and methods of work and this was approved and adopted by the EU ROs on 7 October 2010.
  • The organisational structure of the EU RO MR Group consists of a Steering Committee which may be assisted by AdHoc Groups, a Technical Committee which may be assisted by Task Groups, and a Secretariat.
  • The EU RO MR Group Secretariat was formally established in February 2013 to administer the activities of the Committees and associated Groups.
  • The leadership of the Steering Committee and Technical Committee is on a rotating chair basis, with each EU RO scheduled for its turn as chair over the next few years.

Current EU RO MR Group Members

EU RO MR Group Structure

The Steering Committee is responsible for:

  • the administration of the procedures and methods of work between the EU ROs;
  • the timely and efficient adoption of technical requirements which will facilitate the implementation of Mutual Recognition of classification certificates for materials, equipment and components.

Current Leadership
Hui Zhang

Chair to the Steering Committee
From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Managing Director of CCS European Centre
China Classification Society

The Technical Committee is responsible for:

  • developing recommendations for the Advisory Board regarding the identification of appropriate materials, equipment and components for Mutual Recognition;
  • adopting the agreed technical requirements and procedures to use for Mutual Recognition of classification certificates;
  • specifying documentation and design evaluation requirements and other relevant technical conditions.

Current Leadership
Antje Herms-Bondzio

Chair to the Technical Committee
From 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2019

Senior Specialist Electrotechnical Systems
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore

The Secretariat is responsible for:

  • the control and maintenance of the Technical Requirements and associated procedures;
  • the coordination of the Technical Requirement Development and Change processes;
  • the organisation of meetings and industry workshops;
  • the collection, maintenance and dissemination of information relating to MR;
  • the coordination of correspondence between the EU RO MR Group and stakeholders;
  • the provision of support for projects and tasks undertaken for the EU RO MR Group.

Current Leadership
Irene Wieja

Secretary to the EU RO MR Group
From 1 June 2016

Principal Consultant 
Regulatory Affairs, DNV GL

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