Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval certification to marine engineering company Datum Electronics for its EEXI SHaPoLi (Shaft Power Limitation) solution, a technology designed to help ship owners comply with IMO CII regulations.
The certification directly supports the marine decarbonisation initiatives outlined in the Marpol Annex VI (MEPC .335(76) and IACS Recommendation No. 17.
Datum Electronics MD James Lees said: “Our team at Datum have worked extremely hard to develop the most comprehensive and least intrusive EEXI SHaPoLi solution available on the market today. This is the first SHaPoLi system to be type approved in the UK and from one of the most trusted marine classification societies in the world, in Lloyd’s Register. This puts our solution on the main stage for vessel owners worldwide.”
The Type Approval process is a mandatory requirement for voyage and safety critical apparatus installed on any classified vessel.
Max Wu, Statutory Marpol Team Lead, LR said: “We are pleased to issue Type Approval to Datum Electronics for its EEXI SHaPoLi solution, which provides a valuable tool for ship owners and operators looking to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in line with EEXI goals as the industry tackles the maritime energy transition. During the Type Approval process LR has demonstrated how we can truly put our clients at the heart of our professional services offering. From project application and document review to feedback, type testing and factory production quality assessment, LR has worked closely with Datum to ensure that this crucial project was certified both comprehensively and in good time. We would like to thank the team involved for their hard work and efforts as part of this project and look forward to working with Datum in the future as we continue on maritime’s decarbonisation journey.”