EU marine project wins €5.6m
Met-Certfied scheme to expedite insurable technology
The European Union’s Interreg 2 programme has awarded €5.6m to the Met-Certfied partnership to expedite insurable marine projects.
Met-Certfied includes partners from four European countries led by the Dutch Tidal Testing Centre as project coordinator.
Other partners include the UK's European Marine Energy Centre, Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre, Lloyd’s Register and DNV GL; France's IFREMER; Dutch tidal turbine fabricator Tocardo and NEC; and Belgium’s Regional Development Agency West Flanders and Ghent University.
Met-Certfied aims to increase the adoption of insurable and, therefore, bankable marine projects through the development of internationally recognised standards and certification schemes and by testing and verifying technologies against IEC standards.
“At present no certification scheme for marine energy have been developed and implemented by all main stakeholders in a consistent way,” said Met-Certfied project manager Peter Scheijgrond.
“The expectation is that it will come into existence over the next three years under the umbrella of the IEC.”
Image: Billia Croo test site (EMEC)