Marine energy test site for Singapore

Paul Boughton

An international collaboration agreement has been signed between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N), Singapore, to support further development of the marine renewable energy industry in Southeast Asia.

EMEC – the world’s first and leading facility for wave and tidal energy converters – will advise the University on the set-up of scale test facilities in Singapore; offering a different climate and sea conditions to EMEC’s own scale test sites in Orkney.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Stuart Baird, EMEC’s operations director, and Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director of ERI@N.

Stuart Baird, operations director,  said: “We’re delighted to be working with Nanyang Technological University, who already have a range of projects to promote and advance the research, development and deployment of sustainable technologies in one of the world’s most experienced maritime areas.

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