Old Academy Business Centre
Managing Director: Neil Kermode
Commercial Director: Oliver Wragg
Senior Business Development Manager: Matthew Finn
Turnover: £3 million
Number of staff: 25
The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC) is the world’s leading facility for testing wave and tidal energy converters in real sea conditions. The Centre offers accredited, grid-connected test berths for full-scale prototypes, as well as test sites in less challenging conditions for use by smaller scale technologies, supply chain companies, and equipment manufacturers.
Attracting developers from around the globe, EMEC’s facilities help to prove what is achievable in some of the harshest marine environments, while in close proximity to sheltered waters and harbours. To date, there have been more grid-connected marine energy converters deployed at EMEC than any other single site in the world.
EMEC operates to relevant test laboratory standards (ISO 17025) and can provide independently verified performance reports. The Centre is also accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 offering independent Environmental Technology Verification (EMEC-ETV) to help innovative technologies reach the market.
Beyond technology testing and verification, EMEC provides a wide range of consultancy and research services. With over 10 years of unprecedented experience, the Centre is at the forefront in the development of international standards for marine energy, and is forging alliances with other countries, exporting its knowledge around the world to stimulate the development of a global marine renewables industry.