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CE As a builder producing a marine product or a shipyard rennovating a ship, you must always provide proper documentation as a basis for CE marking for the material goods as required. With the proper documentation, it proves that the product meets the requirements of the applicable European Union Directives. In the Marine or Oil & Gas Industry, the most common EU Directives are as follows:

MACHINERY 2006/42/EC (Risk Generated by Machinery)
LV 2006/95/EC (Electrical Risk)
EMC 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Risk)
PED 97/23/EC (Pressure Risk)
ATEX 94/9/EC (Explosion Risk)
R&TTE 99/5/EC (Radio Wave Risk)
GAD 90/142/EEC (Gas Appliances)
MED 98/96/EC (Marine Equipment)
RoHS 2002/95/EC (Substance Restriction)

Obtaining the CE Mark

Prior to affixing the CE Mark to a product so it can be legally sold within the European Union, the manufacturer or exporter must complete the following:

Prepare Technical Documentation (Technical File) to show compliance with applicable essential requirements and conformity assessment procedures of the applicable device directive.
Prepare a "declaration of conformity" which means that the manufacturer declared that the product fulfills the requirements of the applicable directives.

According to some directives you must also receive a product-specific CE marking certificate from a Notified Body. In this case, the Notified Body could be Lloyd's, BV, DNV, etc.

When selecting materials for your construction or rennovation project, the following steps must be taken to ensure that the product is compliant with the EU Directives:
1. Determine which directive is applicable to a product
2. Ensure that the product fulfills the essential requirements of the relevant product directive.
3. Obtain a Declaration of Conformity for each applicable EU Directive for a Product
4. Declaration of conformity, technical documentation, reports, and certificates from the Notified Body etc. must be kept for at least five years after the product has been taken out of production.