EMEC is the world’s first and only centre to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.
With 14 grid-connected test berths in close proximity to sheltered waters and harbours, there have been more marine energy converters deployed at EMEC than any other single site in the world. Attracting developers from around the globe, EMEC’s facilities help to prove what is achievable in some of the harshest marine environments.
EMEC also operates two scale test sites where smaller scale technologies, supply chain companies, and equipment manufacturers, can gain real sea experience in less challenging conditions than those experienced at the grid-connected wave and tidal test sites.
EMEC operates to relevant test laboratory standards (ISO17025) enabling the Centre to provide independently verified performance reports. The Centre is also accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 and offers independent environmental technology to help innovative technologies reach the market.
With over 16 years of unprecedented experience, EMEC also offers a range of research and consultancy services, has facilitated the development of international standards for marine energy, and is supporting the development of similar test centres across the globe.
EMEC has subsequently diversified its portfolio of activities and is now working on projects to help progress floating offshore wind, supporting the development of an offshore test site. EMEC is also pioneering the development of a green hydrogen economy and is a partner in a growing number of innovative energy systems and hydrogen projects.