Constructing a viable marine renewable energy industry
For a viable marine renewable energy industry to develop, entrepreneurs will need to commercialise the technology, while avoiding setbacks from failures and malfunctions. Hence, technology must work the first time to establish confidence levels that will attract investors, partners and utility providers.
As the technology for marine energy is forced to develop in the harsh offshore environment, the associated risks are increased in comparison to industries where development has taken place onshore. DNV KEMA has been involved in the development of the industry and by combining this with the vast experience gained from other offshore and shipping activities, we have the knowledge, competence and resources to assist with the minimisation and management of risks involved with the development and application of new marine energy technology.
DNV KEMA services for the wave and tidal industry include:
- Qualification of technology
- Marine warranty surveys
- Reliability assessment
- Marine operations
- Manufacturing surveillance
Additionally, DNV KEMA is involved in several joint industry research and development projects aimed at moving the wave and tidal energy industry forward, while ensuring that DNV KEMA remains at the cutting edge.