Volvo Penta engines, propulsion systems and gensets are all fully classable. The company helps customers throughout the process and works with all the major societies.

Volvo Penta’s classified engines and gensets:
  • Manufactured and tested in accordance with Classification Society Rules and Regulations.
  • Surveys conducted according to Rules, or according to special agreements.
  • Product Certificate issued in accordance with Classification Society Rules and Regulations.
  • Final survey onboard before accepted (load test, functional tests etc)
Type approved engines
The engine design is in conformance with specifications used in the Type Approval assessment, i.e in accordance with drawings, specifications and data used for obtaining Design Approval, and in conformance with configuration of the representative sample used in Type Tests.

To classify a type approved engine the engine must be classifiable and the requirement of continuous power must be fulfilled.
Volvo Penta cooperates with all these leading classifying societies:
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Bureau Veritas (BV)
China Classification Society (CCS)
Det norske Veritas (DnV)
Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR)
Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)

Classification rules
Varying shipping conditions e.g.:
Shipping in tropical water
Coastal shipping
Ocean shipping
Operation in ice (several different classes)

Type of load e.g.:
Passenger shipping
Tanker shipping
Freezer shipping

Type of manning e.g.:
Unmanned machine room
Manned machine room