The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), having noted, at its seventy-ninth session, the need to further amend the 2014 Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) (resolution MEPC.254(67), as amended), adopted the 2022 Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), as set out in the annex to the present resolution.
These Guidelines supersede the 2014 Guidelines on the survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) (resolution MEPC.254(67), as amended by resolutions MEPC.261(68) and MEPC.309(73)).
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist verifiers of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) of ships in conducting the survey and certification of the EEDI, in accordance with regulations 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of MARPOL Annex VI, and assist shipowners, shipbuilders, manufacturers, and other interested parties in understanding the procedures for the survey and certification of the EEDI.
These guidelines should be applied to new ships for which an application for an initial survey or an additional survey specified in regulation 5 of MARPOL Annex VI has been submitted to a verifier.
The attained EEDI should be calculated in accordance with regulation 22 of MARPOL Annex VI and the 2022 Guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships (resolution MEPC.364(79)) (EEDI Calculation Guidelines).
The survey and certification of the EEDI should be conducted in two stages: preliminary verification at the design stage and final verification at the sea trial.
The information used in the verification process may contain confidential information of submitters which requires Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection.
In the case where the submitter wants a non-disclosure agreement with the verifier, additional information should be provided to the verifier upon mutually agreed terms and conditions.
This Resolution was published on January 1st, 2023.