Marine energy provides a vast potential for utility operators and offshore energy companies as well as remote applications and supply contractors. For the majority of applications, the energy generated from waves, tidal streams or different levels of either salinity or temperature is more predictable than other offshore energy sources.
To further develop these technologies, it is needed to increase life time and efficiency while reducing operational costs and installation expenditure. These goals, best achieved by deployment, have also led to the exploration of a number of different business cases for marine energy developers. Providing a constant power supply to offshore equipment shows the collaboration opportunities with the oil & gas industries. The production of offshore hydrogen transforms renewable energy into a green energy carrier that can be used for chemical industry, as a fuel or stored and converted back into electricity. And finally, the co-location with offshore wind can not only increase the amount of energy harvested from marine space but also increase the capacity factor of cables and subsequently the base load of offshore renewable energy parks.
To realise solutions for all these applications, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) is accelerating marine energy development in Europe and beyond. Our activities are focussing on managing technical innovation challenges, maturing investment readiness, exploring new markets and securing policy support. To offer even broader expertise, our team collaborates with a large network of research institutes, test sites and engineering consultancies.
The key to commercialise technologies in this young sector is the efficient link between technical lessons learned and business development. For this reason, DMEC leads a number of European funded projects, like the Ocean Energy Scale Up Alliance. Together with partners from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom DMEC has developed a service offer for marine energy developers that helps them streamline their path to commercial success.
This and other projects are part of the DMEC Accelerator which is aiming to give marine energy developers a central contact point for any step during their technology development and to provide interested market parties with detailed insights into the developments in this exciting new renewable energy sector.
For more information regarding the Ocean Energy Scale up Alliance project or to learn more about engagement opportunities with the marine energy sector please contact project manager Simon Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org).