European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

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Overview

Established in 2003, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.

With 14 full-scale test berths, there have been more grid-connected marine energy converters deployed at EMEC than any other single site in the world. Developers from across the globe are already using the facilities to prove what is achievable in some of the harshest marine environments.

Beyond device testing, EMEC provides independently-verified performance assessments, and a wide range of consultancy and research services.

The team at EMEC has also coordinated the development of a suite of 12 industry guidelines, six of which are being progressed for global adoption as the first international standards for marine energy.