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Development of International Standards and Certification schemes for Marine Energy Technologies

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC)

Date de début

01/09/2016

Date de fin

30/06/2021

Project budget

9 284 697

ERDF amount

5 570 818

ERDF rate

60%

    À propos

    Common challenge

    1. Reducing carbon emissions: There is a need to shift to non-fossil fuel energy generation.
    2. Increase collaboration between test facilities: there is a need for collaboration between the marine test facilities on consenting, best practices for testing and certification.
    3. 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)
    4. Preserving and protecting the environment: There is opportunity to share data and best practices.

    Main Achievements

    The project started of in 2017 by organising 5 trans-national workshops in NL, UK, France, Belgium and Nantes to raise awareness about certification and to collect feedback from stakeholders. 

    In 2018, we hosted a seminar dedicated to finances and launched a series of video testimonials about the role of certification to get access to funding. Also an online forum was created as a tool to built a community around certification. Three real world pilots were reviewed; a dam-integrated installation (NL) and two floating foundations (UK), one by Tocardo and the other from SME/Schottel. Recommendation for improvements of certification were produced for all three pilots and promoted and distributed to the Technical Committees of IEC and via paper presentations at conferences. EMEC focused on IEC’s ‘Technical Specification for Power Performance Assessment’. Certification Bodies DNV-GL and Lloyds Register focussed on the implementation of IEC's 'Technical Specification Design Requirements and Moorings. In parallel, test lab IFREMER tested four scale model devices under controlled conditions. The learnings form feedback and recommendations to IEC’s ‘Project Team 62600-202 Scale testing of tidal stream energy systems.

    In 2019, experts from DMEC, EMEC, DNV-GL and LR advanced a number of Technical Specifications and Operational Documents under the IEC scheme. Notably on Technology Qualification and Loads Measurements. Both will be published early 2020. 

    In Feb 2019, UG and POM organised the ELBE seminar to bring together Belgium stakeholders and raise awareness about certificaiton. In 2019, NL hosted the IEC annual plenary meeting. Over 60 experts from 10 countries convened at the NEN offices. DMEC organised a visit to DELTARES, a site visit along projects in the province of North- Holland and a network dinner. Also in April, the project was showcased at the 2SEAS Mid-Term review. In May, a joint workshop with the OPERA-project was hosted during All Energy in Glasgow. Real-world experience was shared from the OPERA and MET-CERTIFIED projects in applying the IEC standards to real world wave and tidal energy deployments. POM published a study on how marine test facilities can learn lessons from other industries. From May 2019, significant effort went into a new MM3 and dealing with the bankrupcy of Tocardo. Two scenario's for replacing Tocardo were elaborated: with SME and Nijhuis Pompen. We expect a way forward early 2020

    Partnership

    Partners

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

    Lloyd's Register EMEA

    IFREMER

    Tocardo International BV

    Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

    Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Elektrotechnisch Comité

    Huisman Equipment BV

    DNVGL

    POM West-Vlaanderen

    Universiteit Gent

    Damen Shipyards

    Outputs

    Theme
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    30/11/2019

    Multi-use Marine Innovation Site feasibility and implementation study (BE)

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Feasibility study
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Innovation agencies - Regional development agencies, Chamber of Commerce
    30/05/2019

    Best practices for International Open-Water Test Centres

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Service
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Innovation agencies - Regional development agencies, Chamber of Commerce
    30/11/2020

    Reports on barriers and bottlenecks to market uptake to European Commission and nat. governments

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Strategy/action plan
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Local, regional and national authorities - Regional development agencies, Chamber of Commerce
    30/06/2019

    Series of Stakeholder events on certification and collaborative innovation & business development

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Local, regional and national authorities - Regional development agencies, Chamber of Commerce
    30/11/2020

    Seven (7) mature and verified international standards and three (3) certification schemes

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Method/tool
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Innovation agencies - Local, regional and national authorities
    30/11/2020

    Open water pilot certification

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Service
    Target: Business support centres and agencies - Local, regional and national authorities - SMEs /enterprises
    31/03/2020

    A series of Five (5) tests under controlled conditions in a circulation tank (FR)

    Thème: Marine resources - Renewable energies
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Energy suppliers - Local, regional and national authorities - SMEs /enterprises