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Since the beginning of 2023, certification of marine equipment used aboard UK vessels has changed. The Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Wheel mark certifications will no longer be recognised (with some exceptions for spares and equipment manufactured before this date). Instead, marine equipment must bear the UK Conformity Mark – the Red Ensign – showing its compliance with Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulations 2016 (MER), as amended. This includes marine insulation.

Luxury yacht cruising, motor yacht, marine, pleasure craft

ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation has it covered

This change has long been anticipated as the result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Here at ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, we were prepared for the transition. Several ROCKWOOL SeaRox® products manufactured after 1 January 2023 now carry both the Red Ensign and the Wheel mark. These products are therefore certified for use on both UK- and EU-registered vessels. 

Offshore support vessel, marine industry

Rely on ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation.

As with any change in regulation, there is bound to be a period of adjustment and uncertainty. Our experts at ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation are here to help with any questions you may have about ROCKWOOL marine insulation and compliance with the new UK requirements.

We also keep abreast of all updates to IMO and other regulations on passive fire protection, noise reduction, and thermal insulationOur high-level technical support can help you choose the optimal solution for your specific application, and to secure the necessary documentation.  

For any questions or to consult an expert, contact our UK sales specialists

Frequently asked questions

Why has this change happened now?
Are there any exceptions to the mandatory Red Ensign marking?
What does the Red Ensign actually mean?
Which ROCKWOOL products are compliant?

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