Through this service, DNV can provide the developer with the benefits of the extensive competence and experience gained through decades of work in the offshore and marine industry. Our objective is to ensure that the equipment is functional and will perform as expected.
Given the large investments required to complete wave and tidal energy projects, stakeholders and insurance companies often require third party verification and certification services, in order to reduce their risks and protect their investments. By ensuring that the technology is adequately developed, DNV services help avoid the need for late and expensive design changes or costly offshore recovery operations.
Wave and tidal energy requires operations to be performed in an inherently hostile environment, often involving novel technologies. DNV’s certification process can be used to effectively manage the risks associated with specific projects, including assessment of the device with respect to metocean conditions, soil properties and other environmental and electrical network conditions. The process will provide independent assessment of the integrity of the project, ensuring confidence for investors in specific developments