This guideline provides recommendations to testing bodies involved in marine renewable energy (MRE) development, addressing appropriate standards and documentation to support testing of MRE technologies. This deliverable constitutes an output of Work package 2 of the Marinet2 project dedicated to gathering the experience of the international partners in testing and technology assessments.
The MRE industry is a relatively young field and standardisation of best practices and technical specifications development is still in progress. The experience of testing facilities and lessons learnt from laboratories provides a foundation to agree best practice. For this reason, previous research projects, such as Marinet 1 and Equimar, have been carried out to centralise knowledge on these best practices and make them available to all stakeholders.
The document is structured as follows:
- Infrastructure categories and applicable standards
- Pre installation guidelines and infrastructure access rules
- Testing and technology assessment method
- Tank testing activities common practices
- Measuring results
For each of the sections, a general description of the relevant recommendations and guidelines will be provided as well as references to the international standards relevant to the subject. Each section will also include deliverables from other projects susceptible to assist test facilities in the relevant tasks.