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 project aims to increase the adoption of bankable marine energy projects through accelerating the development of internationally recognized standards and certification schemes. The workshops are designed to actively involve all stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers to consenting authorities, technology developers, test facilities and certification bodies. During the workshops experts will explain the system that is under development under the umbrella of the International Electro-Technical Commission (IEC). Stakeholders are invited to share their expectations and needs from the system.

Bureau Veritas, with support from IFREMER are hosting the next workshop at their offices in Paris on Monday 19th June. On Thursday 22nd of June, EMEC are hosting a workshop at the London offices of Lloyd’s Register. Then in September, POM West Flanders and University of Ghent are hosting a workshop at GreenBridge, Ostend on September 13th. Participation in the workshops is free of charge and detailed agendas can be consulted on the MET-CERTIFIED website (workshop Paris – workshop London). For further information, please send an e-mail to:

MET-CERTIFIED is receiving funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under subsidy contract No 2S01-020. Also the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, the provinces of South and North Holland and the Belgian Province of West Flanders are offering financial support.

Interreg 2 Seas Programme:
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.

More information?
Peter Scheijgrond, project coordinator MET-CERTIFIED
Tidal Testing Centre
Tel: +31 6 11 38 76 82

Dominique Dhondt, communication officer MET-CERTIFIED
Power-Link Ghent University
Tel.: +32 486 95 09 70