Development of International Standards and Certification schemes for Marine Energy Technologies
Priority AxisLow Carbon Technologies
Low Carbon Technologies
Tidal Testing Centre NL
Project budget9 284 697 €
ERDF amount5 570 818 €
- Reducing carbon emissions: There is a need to shift to non-fossil fuel energy generation.
- Increase collaboration between test facilities: there is a need for collaboration between the marine test facilities on consenting, best practices for testing and certification.
- Increase innovative capacity: There is a need for cooperation between supply chain, networks and developers to implement cost-effective innovations for marine energy generation (wave & tidal)
- Preserving and protecting the environment: There is opportunity to share data and best practices.
This project brings together stakeholders across the 2 Seas region in a coordinated effort to demonstrate the first internationally recognised certified tidal power technologies for both floating and dam integrated markets in the 2 Seas region by 2019. The expected result of the project is increased adoption of insurable and therefore bankable tidal power project arrays in the 2 Seas region and beyond. Additionally, existing networks will be connected and reinforced through this project dealing with policy, governance, SMEs, supply chain, technology and environment in the field of marine energy.
- Seven (7) mature and verified international standards & three (3) certification schemes
- Three (3) certification pilots for existing devices: submerged (UK), dam-integrated, floating (NL) avoiding 2482tons CO2/y
- Four (4) scale tests under controlled conditions (FR)
- Demonstration of 500kW floating tidal turbine avoiding 690tons of CO2/y (UK)
- Best practices for International Open-Water Test Centres
- Marine Innovation Site North Sea (BE)
- Barriers and bottlenecks to market uptake (EU)
- Stakeholder events on certification (EU)
- Roadmap for innovation and business development
Cross border approach
Development of a certification scheme requires cross-border understanding on technical requirements and needs. Experts and stakeholders that can contribute to this process are located in the 2 Seas region: DNV-GL, Lloyd's Register and EMEC offer know-how of the UK market. France has unique test facilities, Belgium has interest to develop marine test sites and The Netherlands offer offshore capabilities. This Project offers a unique opportunity for experts, developers, test facilities, networks and maritime supply chain to collaborate on increasing the adoption of marine energy generation.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd
Lloyd's Register EMEA
Tocardo International BV
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre
Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Elektrotechnisch Comité
Huisman Equipment BV
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energie uit Water
France Energies Marines
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
Ocean Energy Europe
International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems
Sustainable Marine Energy
Delft University of Technology
Flanders' Maritime Cluster
Marine Offshore Renewables
European Innovation Partnership Water Action Group on Energy and Water Works