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European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Address
, United Kingdom, Orkney Islands, Stromness, KW16 3AW
Telephone
+44 (0)1856 852060
Fax
+44 (0) 1856 852068
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04 October 2013
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07 March 2014
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European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is a UKAS accredited test and research centre focusing on wave and tidal power development based in the Orkney Islands, UK. It claims to provide developers with the opportunity to test full-scale grid-connected prototype devices in unrivalled wave and tidal conditions.[1] The operations are spread over three sites:

EMEC was established by a grouping of public sector organisations following a recommendation by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in 2001. The centre offers, apart from access to water with high wave and tidal energy potential, various kinds of support regarding regulatory issues, grid connection and meteorological monitoring as well as local research and engineering support.

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