The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the first centre of its kind in the world and one of the leading organisations in the testing of commercial scale wave and tidal energy technologies. As such, we recognise the importance of establishing high standards of safety and environmental protection and an early understanding of the range and significance of potential environmental and navigational impacts. EMEC operates an Integrated Management System (IMS) that demonstrates a clear commitment to high standards of quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) management. We aim to encourage those involved in the developing marine energy industry to fully consider safety and environmental risks of projects/technologies in the early stages of design and development, thereby encouraging best practice to be carried forward into commercial scale developments.
This document provides information and guidance on the environmental and navigational safety considerations required and the licence application process for developers wishing to deploy a device at the EMEC Fall of Warness test site with maximum power output of less than or equal to 1MW.