RINA Services authorised as Recognised Organisation by Russian Federation

Classification Societies, Flags, News, Organisations, Politics and Government — By on June 30, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Michele Francioni (left) and Viktor A Olerskiy signing RO agreement

Michele Francioni (left) and Viktor A Olerskiy signing RO agreement

International classification society RINA Services has been authorised by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation as a Recognized Organisation to perform surveys of vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation and registered in the Russian International Registry of Ships. The authorisation also covers the issuance of relevant certificates.

Michele Francioni, CEO of RINA Services, says, “This is an exciting development for RINA Services, which further enhances our technical competence and outreach in such an important country as Russia. It is also good news for those shipowners who operate ships in Russian waters which fly the Russian flag, who will have improved and faster access to RINA’s expertise and services.”

The agreement was signed by Viktor A Olerskiy, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Michele Francioni, Chief Executive Officer of RINA Services SpA.

RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA group company active in classification, certification, inspection and testing services. RINA is a multi-national group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over 294 million Euros in 2013, over 2, 500 employees, and 163 offices in 57 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.

 

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