The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, or MARIN, is located in Wageningen. The institute’s focus lies on research in the fields of powering performance, seakeeping and maneuvering. Towing tanks and wave and current basins are available for the testing of marine energy technologies. The facilities are also suited to the testing of enabling technologies, such as floating platforms and foundation systems. MARIN also has a Concept Basin, where six promising projects a year can test their technologies for free over a two-week period.
MARIN has six scale-size test facilities that are suitable for wave energy converters and tidal stream energy conversion (TRLs 3 to 6). The testing of thermal conversion technologies could be realised as well within the existing facilities. In addition, MARIN has access to numerical facilities that can be used in the early development stages of new technologies (TRLs 1 to 3).