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Application of European Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 – NRMM

May. 1 2019

Application of European Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 – NRMM

From 1 January 2019, all new engines of up to 300 kW must comply with the NRMM requirements and as from 1.1.2020 new engines with higher power ratings must be certified as fulfilling the requirements for Stage V engines before placing on the market. In accordance with the NRMM requirements, a transitional period has been granted for engines already produced. It is now necessary to examine how this regulation will be applied.

Of primary consideration is the type of engine that can be fitted on board an Inland Navigation vessel.

A) Engines of Stage V (2016/1628)

IWP, IWA

Up until 01.01.2019 for 19 kW <= P < 300 kW after 01.01.2020 for P >= 300kW

B) In place of an IWA or IMWP category engine an NRE category engine may be used if its power output is less than 560 kW

C) In place of an NRE category engine, an engine with a EURO VI certification for heavy goods vehicles (under regulation 595/2009/EC)

D) Instead of IWP or IWA engines ,TRANSITION engines can be installed IF:

the engine complies with the latest applicable emission limits defined in the relevant legislation applicable on 5 October 2016 (meaning RVIR CCNR II or Directive 97/68/EC Stage IIIA or IIIB or IV in function of P)

(See list at https://listes.cesni.eu/2060-en.html);

and the engine was produced before the beginning of the transition period (meaning 1.1.2019 for P < 300 kW and 1.1.2020 for P ≥ 300 kW);

and the engine is placed on the market not later than 24 months from the applicable date for the placing on the market set out in Annex III of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 (meaning 1.1.2021 for P < 300 kW and 1.1.2022 for P ≥300 kW);

and the production date of the vessel (i.e., the construction date as recorded in item 7 of the inland navigation vessel certificate) is not later than 18 months after the start of the transition period (meaning 30.6.2020 for P < 300 kW and 30.6.2021 for P ≥ 300 kW) ;

 and the inland navigation vessel is placed on the market and a permanent or provisional certificate is first issued not later than 24 months from the applicable date for the placing on the market for the engine set out in Annex III of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 (meaning 1.1.2021 for P < 300 kW and 1.1.2022 for P ≥ 300 kW).