The aim of the Marine Renewable Project Development Guidelines is to set up best practice in the development of marine power projects and disseminate this good practice throughout the industry.
The guideline is aimed at the whole range of developers of marine power projects. It will make recommendations on the technical, environmental, H&S, legal and commercial issues that need to be considered through the phases of feasibility, conceptual and detailed design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
The guideline covers Marine Power Project developments within the European context. However, most of the recommended processes and procedures in this guideline can apply worldwide, while others will need to be adapted according to national policies and requirements.
The guideline has been drafted providing examples of the UK case and is based on current UK policy and legislation. It is, therefore, a live document to be reviewed and updated as policy, legislation and requirements change over time.
The guideline is based on a generic marine power project. It is not intended to be a guide on project management but aims to be of practical use for a broad range of project developers with different business and project objectives.