In order to develop insurable, and therefore bankable, marine energy technologies, setting up international standards and certification is key. Standardisation and certification helps leverage private investment, which is critical for commercialisation. To tackle this challenge, DMEC coordinates the MET-CERTIFIED project, which stands for "Development of International Standards and Certification Schemes for Marine Energy Technologies". The project consortium brings together 10 partners from 4 European countries and runs from 2016 to 2019. Moreover, 17 observer partners are assisting with the dissemination of the project's results.
The MET-CERTIFIED project aims to develop mature and verified standards and certification schemes in support of IEC and IECRE developments for marine energy converters. As a reference case, a state of the art floating platform with an operational tidal turbine will be built at a commercial tidal site near the Isle of Wight, UK.