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EMEC: 2016 in review

Well what a year it has been! It all kicked off for us back in February when the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) was hosted in the UK for the first time. We began the week by welcoming marine energy developers from around the globe to EMEC as part of a marine renewables day Read More »

Press release: Reliability guidance published for marine energy developers

The Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) project has published new guidance advising on the assessment of reliability in marine energy converters. Available to download from the RiaSoR website, the ‘Reliability Guidance for Marine Energy Converters’ report transfers experience in the application of Variation Mode and Effect Analysis (VMEA) from the automotive and aerospace Read More »

Press release: €5.6m MET-CERTIFIED project launched

Europe’s Interreg 2 Seas Programme has awarded €5.6 million 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 the MET-CERTIFIED project which aims to increase Read More »

Press Release: Ocean energy engineers discuss reliability in a sea of risk

37 marine energy engineers and academics have taken part in an educational workshop reviewing new reliability methodologies for ocean energy. The reliability methodologies have been developed as part of the OCEANERA-NET funded RiaSoR project. Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) has established guidelines detailing industry best practice in reliability testing for wave and tidal Read More »

Blog: Class of 2016

Eileen Linklater, EMEC’s Client and Marketing Manager reflects on how far we have come in the marine energy sector, as the first prototype turbines tested at EMEC graduate to array projects. When I joined EMEC in 2009, there was one client with a tidal turbine in the water – an Irish company called OpenHydro with their Read More »

Blog: EMEC strengthen international relationships

Last month, EMEC welcomed a 16-strong delegation from the Kyushu Economic Federation, led by Vice-chairman, Mr Masayoshi Nuki. The Federation is a regional, economic organisation with memberships of about 970 companies. Their aim is to investigate issues, closely coordinating with their members and related organisations to contribute to sustainable economic development in Japan. Following the Read More »

Press Release: Prime Ministers’ support leads to joint UK & Canada marine energy project

The UK’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, and Canada’s Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) have kicked off a joint project looking at the difference in corrosion and underwater behaviour of marine coatings either side of the Atlantic. Working with Whitford, a global leading high-performance coatings manufacturer, the two marine energy Read More »

Press Release: EMEC shortlisted for Business Green Technology Awards

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been shortlisted for the ‘Marine Energy Technology of the Year’ award at the Business Green Technology Awards 2016. Bringing together leading executives and technologists from some of the UK’s most exciting clean technology companies, the Business Green Technology Awards aims to celebrate start-ups and established technology and engineering Read More »

Blog: Climate change deniers be gone!

Lisa MacKenzie, EMEC’s Marketing and Communications Officer, takes a look at the facts about global warming. A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely, although slightly nippy, couple of hours out of the office at EMEC’s Billia Croo wave test site being interviewed by Nick Clark, senior correspondent at Al Jazeera. Our waverider buoys Read More »

Press release: Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap launched

Building an ocean energy industry in Europe will require innovative financing tools to channel public and private investment in the most efficient way, according to a report launched at the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Brussels. Produced by the Ocean Energy Forum, the Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap identifies the challenges facing the sector on its Read More »







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