October 31, 2018
Edinburgh, UK – The relevance of certification in accessing commercial finance for marine energy technologies was subject of a workshop organized by the MET-CERTIFIED project as part of the Ocean Energy Europe 2018 Conference.
The goal of this workshop, led by Andrew Smith of Deja Blue Consulting, was to raise awareness about international certification as a positive tool in fundraising, and to discuss both the benefits and challenges of implementing certification during technology development.
The workshop brought together experts in standardization, technology and project development, installation, financing and insuring of marine energy projects. Participants were challenged to formulate their own take-away messages at the end of the workshop.
This workshop was a unique event to bring different parties together to tackle this issue from a sectoral perspective – instead of project or technology perspective. Creating mutual awareness and understanding about the pathway towards international certification are important achievements of this workshop.
MET-CERTIFIED will provide follow-up actions to the participants. Results will become publicly available in due time. To stay connected, please subscribe to the MET-CERTIFIED newsletter.