Developers need to test and validate technology to build credibility and bankability of projects. To progress the technology to a commercial stage a proven track record validated by an accredited party is more attractive to funders and investors in financing large commercial projects.
EMEC is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to test laboratory standards (ISO 17025). We are the first and only centre of our kind anywhere in the world to win this mark of quality, which enables us to provide independent, internationally recognised verification of the performance of the devices tested at our grid-connected test sites at Billia Croo and the Fall of Warness.
We can also provide non-accredited independently verified performance reports to technology developers testing at our scale sites in Orkney, or elsewhere in the world.
EMEC can provide you with independent verification in accordance with ISO 17020 to confirm that your technology satisfies conceptual reliability, survivability and performance targets. Technical verification can cover marine energy converters, sub-systems and associated processes as follows:
- Wave and tidal energy converters
- Power take-off units (PTOs)
- Moorings or mooring components
- Corrosion protection systems
- Cable lay/pull-in/connector installation aids
- Hydraulic systems
- Lubrication systems
- Marine based sensors
- Active control systems
- and similar or related devices.
At the end of the EMEC Technology Verification process, you’ll receive a Statement of Verification: evidence that your performance claims are both credible and scientifically sound.