News & events
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November 13,2019
This event aims to boost the market uptake of innovation and research outcomes by using standardization as an enabler. MET-CERTIFIED will demonstrate how our project helps to boost innovation through standardisation and certification for the Marine Renewable Energy sector.[…]
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June 14,2019
On the 25th June MET-CERTIFIED partner NEN is hosting the event "Research, innovation and standardisation: a golden combination?" and MET-CERFIEFIED will be present with a stand.[…]

May 29 ,2019
In this video testimonial, you'll get a short introduction to why the MET-CERTIFIED project is important for the marine energy industry.  You will also learn more about the difference between 'standardisation', 'certification' and 'accreditation'.[…]

April 30 ,2019
MET-CERTIFIED is featured with an article in Open Access Government  Magazine titled "A call for smart support schemes to implement marine renewable energy across Europe". Read the article here […]

April 28, 2019
MET-CERTIFIED looks back at an inspiring two-day Mid-Term Review event by Interreg 2 Seas in ICC Ghent (25 & 26 April ’19). This event hosted almost 400 participants and many of the running projects presented their progress with a stand in the exhibition hall. The two-(half) day event was packed with interesting plenary sessions and workshops.  […]

April 27, 2019
Today we are releasing the third of our 5 video testimonials!  The video features NEN, a Dutch standardisation institute, who talks about the importance of certification for marine energy technologies from a certification body's point of view. […]

April 24 ,2019
We are happy to announce that MET-CERTIFIED will be present at the Interreg 2 seas Mid-Term Event tomorrow and Friday (25-26/04/19) in ICC in Ghent (BE). During this event the Interreg secretariat wants to showcase all that has been achieved halfway through the programme period and already glimpse ahead.   […]

April 8 ,2019
The plenary meeting of the IEC Technical Committee TC114, developing standards for marine energy convertors, is hosted by NEN in Delft (NL) this year.   This event is made possible thanks to funding received through the MET-CERTIFIED project.  […]

April 1 ,2019
As an associated event to this year's All-Energy Conference in Glasgow (UK), 15-16 May, MET-CERTIFIED is hosting a joint workshop with the OPERA-project (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost)  […]

April 1 ,2019
Can we ask your help to vote for our MET-CERTIFIED video in the video awards of the Interreg 2 Seas Mid-Term Review event and thereby promote certification for the marine energy sector?  […]

April 1, 2019
Did you know that it is possible to look at standards for free? So you can be sure which one is suitable for your company and product before you buy them! The BEC library in Belgium is available, on appointment, to look at any standard for free.  […]

February 28, 2019
MET-CERTIFIED welcomes your input to better understand your or your organisation's viewpoint towards standardisation, accreditation and certification in the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) sector […]

February 6, 2019
Today we are releasing the second of our 5 video testimonials!  The video features Tocardo Tidal Power, a Dutch founded and based company and global leader in tidal energy solutions, who talks about the importance of certification for marine energy technology from a technology developer's point of view […]

February 5, 2019
The MET-CERTIFIED consortium is officially welcomes a new Observer partner to the project: Exceedence. […]

February 5, 2019
After two successful finance workshops by Andrew Smith (Deja Blue Consulting), hosted by MET-CERTIFIED, a final report was written to demonstrate the strong linkages between certification and investment. Furthermore, the link between finance and certification was promoted through the Blue Invest event in Malta in January 2019   […]

February 1, 2019  
We announced earlier a 'save the date' for this event on 26th February 2019. The full programme of the ELBE seminar is now available and registration is open! […]
December 20, 2018
This seminar will focus on solutions to overcome the challenges to commercialise wave and tidal energy. International speakers will concentrate on the position of technology and delve into ways to overcome specific blue energy challenges. Save the date: 26/02/2018 […]
December 20, 2018
Committee 114 standards are being developed for use in the Marine Renewable Energy industry. The project team, PT 62600-3, recently release the first committee draft (CD) for the measurement of mechanical loads on full scale marine energy converters (MECs), like wave, tidal or river energy converters.  […]
December 20, 2018
The MET-CERTIFIED project is featured in the Winter edition of European Energy Innovation, a quarterly publicationon Energy and Transport in Europe. […]
December 19, 2018
The aim of these new discussion boards is to give all our stakeholders a chance to join the discussion on several MET-CERTIFIED topics and to share knowledge with project partners, observers and other stakeholders. […]

December 12, 2018
MET-CERTIFIED is proud to present: John Griffiths, Associate of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and former Technical and Compliance Director, has won the coveted International Standards Maker Award at the BSI Standards Awards 2018  […]

November 22, 2018
IIECRE, a third party conformity assessment system based on international standards and technical specifications prepared by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) for equipment used in renewable energy (RE) applications, has published a downloadable brochure for test labs. […]

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. […]

October 29, 2018
We are very happy to announce that the first of our 5 video testimonials is finished!  It is an eye whitness report of investor and consultant Andrew Smith of Deja Blue Consulting, who explains the benefit of certification from an investor's point of view to young developers of marine energy technologies. […]

October 26, 2018
From 22 till 24 October, project coordinator DMEC hosted a 3-day French mission on Marine Renewable Energy to the Netherlands, which included a visit to Offshore Energy 2018 including Marine Energy Event and site visits to DMEC , Tocardo Solutions , FishFlow , RED-stack and SeaQurrent.   […]

October 11, 2018
On 30th and 31st October, the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition takes place in Edinburgh, UK.  MET-CERTIFIED is co-hosting 2 side events: the B2B sessions and site visit to FloWave   […]

October 8, 2018
On 5th October, MET-CERTIFIED and IBN Offshore Energy organised a workshop on Emerging Offshore Technologies at the Science Park of Ostend.  MET-CERTIFIED also hosted the B2B session for the workshop participants  […]

October 5, 2018
To bring our target groups developers and investors closer together, MET-CERTIFIED organises 2 finance workshops on the importance of the link between certification and the financing of marine energy technologies  […]


October 5, 2018
On 3-4 October, project partner Power-Link (Ghent University) welcomed the MET-CERTIFIED project partners in Ostend for the 5th steergroup meeting.  In these 2 days, the partners also visited the Coastal and Ocean Basin & towing tank in Ostend and the Gardec wharf where the wave energy device prototype of Laminaria is being built  […]


September 15, 2018
On 6-7 September, the International WaTERS Wave and Tidal Energy Research Sites workshop was organised by project partner EMEC in Taipei.  One of the workshop goals was to discuss reduction of project risk and attracting investments through certification […]

June 26, 2018
The day after our site visits, MET-CERTIFIED partner Ghent University attended the Marine Tech Expo in Plymouth […]

June 26, 2018
Visit 1 offshore wave energy test site, 3 flumes, 2 wave basins and 1 component test facility in one day? Yes, we did!  Read all about our test site visits to DMaC, FaBTest, Penryn campus and the Plymouth COAST lab here  […]

June 25, 2018
From 12 till 14 June, MET-CERTIFIED was well represented at ICOE, at the presenations, B2B sessions and company stands.  Check out our impressions here […]

  

May 16, 2018
At 21 June, the Marine Tech Expo takes place in Plymouth, UK. The day before, 20 June, the MET-CERTIFIED project organises a visit to the test sites of DMaC, FabTest and the Plymouth COAST laboratory.   Register here to join us! […]

  

May 2, 2018
From 12 till 14 June, the International Conference on Ocean Energy takes place in Cherbourg, France.  Next to the presentation of our abstract "Advancing IEC standardization and certification for tidal energy convertors", MET-CERTIFIED co-hosts the B2B meetings and a number of MET-CERTIFIED partners will be present there on behalf of the business development for the certification and standardisation of Marine Energy Technologies.  Register here!   […]​

  

March 20, 2018
At 20 and 22-23 March, in Seattle the IEC project team for the international standard for mechanical loads on marine renewables and the IEC TC114 met and our MET-CERTIFIED partners were present there […]

  

March 1, 2018
On 1 March, Peter Scheijgrond of Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) attended the inauguration of the HydroQuest turbines and the SEENEOH Tidal test site in Bordeaux, France.  He made a brief summary and a nice video on his visit that you can see here […]

 
EMEC full force ahead in the collection of resource and power generation data to evaluate the performance of tidal energy devices

February 23 , 2018
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) finished their data collection campaigns for performance tests on Tocardo’s Temporary Foundation System (TFS) and started collecting data on Sustainable Marine Energy (SME)'s PLAT-I tidal energy sytem. Read more about their findings here. […]

 
Tocardo makes a new start thanks to private equity funds 'Participatiefonds Duurzame Energie Noord-Holland'

February 19 , 2018
Tocardo, which last month entered into insolvency proceedings, has been rescued by fresh investment from a fund owned by the province of Noord-Holland.   The Participatiefonds Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland (PDENH) fund, which backs sustainable companies on behalf of the province, has led the rescue package in tandem with an unspecified number of private investors.[…]

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MET-CERTIFIED abstract "Advancing IEC standardization and certification for tidal energy convertors” has been accepted for presentation on ICOE 2018!

February 9, 2018
We are proud to annouce that our abstract "Advancing IEC standardization and certification for tidal energy convertors" has been accepted for presentation on the International Conference on Ocean Energy from 12-14 June. Registrations can be done here.

Final MET-CERTIFIED certification workshop at OEE in Nantes: a great success

October 27, 2017
On 25 and 26 October, the Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition was held in Nantes, France. As a side event of this conference, the MET-CERTIFIED consortium organised its 5th workshop. The workshop was designed to actively involve all stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers to consenting authorities, technology developers, test facilities and certification bodies. […]

 
Project partners Tocardo and EMEC join forces for real life test of T2 tidal turbine against ‘IEC Technical Specification 62600-200: 2013 Electricity Producing Tidal Energy Converters – Power Performance Assessment’

October 11, 2017
Dutch tidal energy developer, Tocardo, is testing a T2 tidal turbine on a temporary foundation platform (TFS) at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The device was installed at EMEC’s grid-connected tidal test site at the Fall of Warness in March 2017 with support from the Interreg NWE funded FORESEA project and has been in […]

4 MET-CERTIFIED certification workshops took already place in 4 European countries: an overview so far

October 11, 2017
This summer MET-CERTIFIED has organised four workshops in four countries (The Netherlands (12/05/2017), France (19/06/2017), UK (22/06/2017) and Belgium (13/09/2017)) to create awareness on Standardisation and Certification, specifically on Marine energy. But more importantly the workshops were aiming for feedback from the participants on what all stakeholders need in terms of reducing risks and validating […]

Get submerged! Join our next workshop on 24/10 in Nantes (FR)

September 21, 2017
On 25 and 26 October, the Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition is held in Nantes, France. As a side event of this conference, the MET-CERTIFIED consortium organises a workshop. The workshop is designed to actively involve all stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers to consenting authorities, technology developers, test facilities and certification bodies. […]

Third Steering Committee + site visit DMEC/Tocardo/RED-Stack, 26-27/09/2017 @ Castricum, The Netherlands

September 6, 2017
Third Steering Committee The objective of the Steering Group Meeting on 26 and 27 September was to go through the status of the project and agree on activities to perform in the next project period. Site visit to DMEC/Tocardo/RED-Stack On 27 September, the project consortium made a site visit to the DMEC test facilities, the […]

Workshop 13 September, Ostend (BE) | Marine energy bankable? – National MET-CERTIFIED workshop for standardisation and certification in marine energy​

​​​June 26, 2017
MET-CERTIFIED, POM West-Flanders, Power-Link UGent, DMEC and NEN would like to invite you to the national workshop ‘Marine energy bankable? – National MET-CERTIFIED workshop for standardisation and certification in marine energy’ Target group? technology developers supply chain classification bureaus test laboratories project developers financer insurers consenting authorities Why participate? You will learn about the latest developments in […]

PRESS RELEASE | MET-CERTIFIED: Workshops on certification of marine energy technologies​​​

​June 6, 2017
Alkmaar, Nederland – The MET-CERTIFIED project is organizing a series of workshops on international certification of marine energy technologies under the umbrella of the International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC. After the successful launching workshop in Netherlands earlier in May, workshops will be held in Paris and London in June and in Ostend in September. The MET-CERTIFIED […]

Workshop 22 June, London (UK) | Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under IECRE system

​May 31, 2017
MET-CERTIFIED, EMEC and Lloyd’s Register would like to invite you to the national workshop ‘Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under the IECRE system’. Target group? technology developers supply chain classification bureaus test laboratories project developers financer insurers consenting authorities Why participate? You will learn about the latest developments […]

Workshop 19 June, Paris (FR) | Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under IECRE system

May 31, 2017
MET-CERTIFIED and Bureau Veritas would like to invite you to the national workshop ‘Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under the IECRE system’. Target group? technology developers supply chain classification bureaus test laboratories project developers financer insurers consenting authorities Why participate? You will learn about the latest developments in […]

Workshop 12 May, Delft (NL) | Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under IECRE system

April 14, 2017
MET-CERTIFIED and NEN would like to invite you to the national workshop ‘Marine energy projects – risk reduction through internationally accredited testing & certification under the IECRE system’. Target group? technology developers supply chain classification bureaus test laboratories project developers financer insurers consenting authorities Why participate?  You will learn about the latest developments in standardisation […]

SME seeks marine contractor for PLAT-O installation

April 10, 2017
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), observer partner in the MET-CERTIFIED project,  is looking for a marine contractor to carry out the installation of the PLAT-O tidal device at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). UK-based tidal energy developer SME requires a marine contractor to carry out preparatory site works to subsea cable connection system and moorings in […]

PRESS RELEASE | MET-CERTIFIED: boosting marine energy projects​​

December 19, 2016
Alkmaar, The Netherlands – Through its Interreg 2 Seas Programme, Europe will contribute 5,6 million euro to the MET-CERTIFIED project to accelerate the deployment of marine energy projects. MET-CERTIFIED is run by a consortium of European industrial, governmental and academic partners. In July 2016, the Interreg 2 Seas Monitoring Committee gave the green light to […]

November 8, 2016
The Strategic Roadmap of the Ocean Energy Forum was formally delivered to the European Commission on 8th November 2016. Publication of the Roadmap culminates over two-years’ work by Ocean Energy Forum stakeholders. The Roadmap identifies a path forwards, building on European leadership in ocean energy, and developing technologies that can meet a significant amount of […]

Initiation Meeting & First Steering Committee, 24-25/10/2016 @ Amsterdam

October 19, 2016
Initiation Meeting The objective of the Initiation Meeting is to ensure that all project partners clearly understand the Interreg 2 Seas Programme requirements and that the project will be quickly operational. The initiation meeting shall involve all project partners, their first level controllers (if already designated), the Joint Secretariat and the Territorial Facilitators. The initiation meeting shall identify […]

MET-CERTIFIED approved for funding

July 7, 2016
The INTERREG 2SEAS Committee met in Arras (France) on 12th & 13th July 2016 and out of the 28 submitted projects, it approved the following projects: PROFIT, SEAS 2 Grow, DERMA, EDUCAT […]