MET-CERTIFIED aims to increase the adoption of insurable and therefore bankable marine energy projects in the 2 SEAS region through the development of internationally recognised standards and certification schemes in the sector.

The project will be of big interest to many stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers to consenting authorities, end-users, test facilities and classification bureaus, etc.  

MET-CERTIFIED is funded by the European Interreg 2 Seas programme and cofinanced by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERFD) under grant agreement No 2S01-020 for the period September 2016 – December 2019. Also the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, Province of South-Holland and North-Holland and the Belgian Province of West Flanders are offering financial support.

Curious to know more about the start of MET-CERTIFIED? Watch this video interview from New Energy TV with our project coordinator, Peter Scheijgrond from DMEC:
Interreg 2 Seas
The main outputs that are defined in the project are:

Sustainable and predictable electricity generated from tidal flows in the 2SEAS region, both at floating sites (open water) as well as from dam-integrated systems (inshore).

Mature and verified standards and certification scheme in support of IEC and IECRE developments for marine energy converters.

Design, Building and installing a state of the art floating platform at a commercial tidal site with an operational tidal turbine that will be used as a reference case for the first internationally recognised certification of a tidal power technology.

Verification and certification of other marine energy projects.

Dissemination of results, recommendations to the European Commission, reinforcement of cross collaboration between networks across the 2SEAS region, etc.
Interreg 2 Seas is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders).

The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of €241m ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2014 – 2020 period.

The overall objective is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy is promoted. In order to realise this, projects that directly contribute to one of the specific objectives (such as “Low Carbon Technologies”) can be part-financed for up to 60 % of their total project budget