CURRENT DIRECT PARTNERS
Lloyd’s Register EMEA IPS (Lloyd’s) is part of the Lloyd’s Register Group, a global independent risk management and safety assurance organisation that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. As a classification society, the main work of the Lloyd’s Register Marine branch is on classification (based on its own rules) and statutory (as a recognized organization) during the design, construction and operation of ships. Lloyd’s Register works closely with other regulatory bodies, either international (e.g. IMO, ISO, IACS), transnational (e.g. EU) or at national level (member states).
Main role and expertise: Lloyd’s will bring the perspective a maritime rule making body to the requirements development. Lloyd’s in their traditional role as a surveyor will provide objective review of all battery component, system, and vessel integration testing. As a classification society Lloyd’s is the ideal partner to lead the effort to create a range of standards to facilitate rapid adoption of Current Direct by the maritime industry. These standards will include leveraging their own rules and those of other classification societies and national maritime authorities to develop new safety and performance certification methods for marine batteries. Based on their extensive experience with ship owners Lloyd’s will also lead the project risk-based safety hazard analysis. Lloyds will present at conferences the new proposed Current Direct marine battery certification rules.