Bureau Veritas guides ‘de-risking’ of MRE technologies

Matthieu de Tugny (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines designed to reduce and manage risks associated with marine renewable energy (MRE) businesses and projects.

The new set of guidelines, NI 631 ‘Certification Scheme for Marine Renewable Energy Technologies’, covers current and tidal turbines, including sea and river turbines, wave energy converters, ocean thermal energy converters (OTECs), and floating offshore wind turbines.

Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice President, Offshore at Bureau Veritas, said: “The marine renewables sector is growing in importance and the complexities are increasing as the sector continues to mature. We are helping de-risk these projects through our familiarity with and our capabilities in offshore engineering and knowledge of environmental realities and regulatory requirements for MRE projects.”

The certification of the international classification society Bureau Veritas covers entire projects, including farms of multiple units, type approval, components, for concepts, prototypes and for series production.

Last year Bureau Veritas issued guidance notes dedicated to specific MRE technologies: Current and Tidal Turbines (BV NI603) and Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (BV NI572).

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