Marine energy bankable? – National MET-CERTIFIED workshop for standardisation and certification in marine energy

13-09-2017 from 13:30 to 18:00
Greenbridge, Wetenschapspark 1, 8400 Oostende
Pieter Mathys
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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
  • financers
  • insurers
  • consenting authorities

Why participate?

You will learn about the latest developments in standardisation and certification for Marine Energy projects. By using world renowned standards and worldwide accepted certification, risks of tidal energy projects can be significantly reduced. This in turn makes access to commercial funding possible.
We invite you to provide feedback and input on what you need to reduce the risks of Marine Energy projects by proper certification.
We also would like find out if you are interested to get involved in these developments more closely.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 13:30 – 18:00

Optional Programme:

  • 09:40 Coffee and registration
  • 10:10
    • Presentation of the Meygen project ( Joury Van Gijseghem, DEME Blue Energy)
    • Developments of Tocardo (Hans Van Breugel, Tocardo)
  • 12:30 Light lunch

Workshop Programme:

  • 13:30 Welcome and introduction
  • 14:00 Developments in certification and standardisation in marine energy
    • Introduction to the MET-CERTIFIED project
    • Risk mitigation of marine energy project by international certification and standardisation (Martijn Geertzen, NEN)
  • 14:50 Interactive workshop: Good standards and certification schemes that make marine energy bankable
    • Market demands in standardisation and certification, identifying and situating questions and requests from the industry
    • Conclusions and recommendations
  • 17:30 Network reception

Registration & free of charge

The workshop is part of the recently launched MET-CERTIFIED project, participation is free of charge.
To register, please use the following link:

More information can be retrieved with Pieter Mathys:


MET-CERTIFIED is funded by the European Interreg 2 Seas programme and cofinanced by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERFD) under grant agreement No 2S01-020 for the period September 2016 – December 2019. Also the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, Province of South-Holland and North-Holland and the Belgian Province of West Flanders are offering financial support.