SUPPORTING YOUR MARINE ENERGY PROJECT
MET stands for Marine Energy Technologies and supports organizations in marine energy projects at any stage or size from strategy, partnering and funding through to engineering and realization and public affairs.
Your Strategic Partner
Strategy is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas and is an essential part of any innovation process. MET-support offers strategy skills combined with a strong background knowledge and excellent understanding of the market, in order to evaluate, develop or validate your marine energy project.
PARTNERING & FUNDING
Marine energy projects can not be realized without the support of partners with complimentary skills, be it specific know-how, practical experience, financial or regulatory support. MET-support has a long standing international network and can quickly help you find the right partners in your project. MET-support also has a strong track-record in successful funding applications from national and international R&D funding programs and potential investors.
Design management is a comprehensive activity at all levels of business from operational to strategic, from the discovery phase to the execution phase. MET-support offers design management support in ongoing processes, project management, business decisions, and strategies that enable your marine energy innovation to make an impact in terms of its design, services, communications, and market positioning.
focus on implementation
MODULAIR, UNIVERSAL FLOATING PLATFORM FOR TIDAL POWER
In 2014 a floating tidal power system was installed near the island of Texel. MET-support was responsible for permitting and secured 2,5M€ public funding for the consortium lead by Bluewater Energy Services
DAM-INTEGRATED TIDAL POWER PLANT
In 2015 a unique 1,2MW tidal power plant was commissioned in the Eastern Scheldt Storm surge barrier. MET-support was responsible for partnerships, permitting and securing 5,5M€ for a consortium lead by Huisman Equipment and Tocardo
MONITORING IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT OF TIDAL ENERGY
MET-support brought together four research institutes (Wageningen Marine Research, University of Utrecht, TU-Delft, Deltares) to conduct a 2 year monitoring project to assess impact on environment such as sea mammals, sand transport, sea bed morphology, safety and stability of the dam. With support from Zeeuwse Milieu Federatie ZMF.
Partnerships and Projects
MET-support is collaborating with Deftiq on the development of an E-Learning course about offshore renewable energy. We are working with an Education Advisory Board comprising the University of Ghent, The European Marine Energy Centre, IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission, The University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut, Technical University of Delft, Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE), De Oude Bibliotheek, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
DUTCH MARINE ENERGY CENTRE
MET-support has been working closely with DMEC since its inception in 2012 as Tidal Testing Centre (TTC). Together, we developed a strategy to transform Tidal Testing Centre into DMEC and created a number of successful collaborative projects that helped DMEC’s business grow to a portfolio of projects worth over 50m€.
For many years, MET-support managed complex projects on behalf of Tocardo, developer of tidal stream turbines.
MET-support created a detailed financial simulation model for tidal stream turbines in the Brouwerdam, integrating design parameters, power performance curves, CAPEX and OPEX data and financial parameters in order to determine the best scenario, calculate the Levelised Cost of Energy and understand the sensitivity of parameters in the model.
DUTCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND CLIMATE
Organised workshops and wrote an comprehensive report on the status, needs and challenges of the sector and developed a roadmap.
MINISTERY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Contributed towards the successful implementation of the Strategic Renewable Energy Plan for Uganda in the field of geothermal resource exploration and established a working relationship between Dutch experts and Ugandan government in view of future investment opportunities for Dutch private sector
NETHERLANDS WATER PARTNERSHIP
Executed a survey and report about export opportunities for the Dutch marine energy sector
Bluewater approached MET-support to support their development of a floating platform for tidal turbines. Our cooperation resulted in the demonstration of the BlueTEC project near the island of Texel
MET-support conducted a global market strategy for marine energy for Boskalis and provided strategic input for their tidal projects.
Since 2014 MET-support works closely with Navingo on marine energy content for the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference, creating a dedicated pavilion and conference stream for marine energy.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
ENERGY & CLIMATE ACADEMY
Developed and moderated courses and workshops on marine energy for offshore companies and supply chain
"I have know Peter as a creative and innovative man who is able to manage complex innovation projects. He is able to bring together and manage a network of partners and stakeholders to realize projects. He is persuasive, maintains a clear focus and a pleasant guy to work with."
Ad van Wijk, Professor Future Energy system, TU-Delft
"I have worked with Peter on several marine energy projects within Eneco. He is a very dedicated professional who is able to make things happen and he has a broad knowledge of the sector. He demonstrated to be a pleasant and open-minded team-player to work with."
Glenn Bijvoets, Innovation Leader at ENECO Strategy & Innovation
"Peter is maybe 'the hardest working man in the marine energy business'. He has established miracles in bringing technology, people and funding together. When he comes on stage, one cannot ignore him - he's hard to beat. I've loved to work with him, through good and bad times."
Freerk Bisschop, Director Energy at Rockstart
Schoolstraat 41, 2271 BZ Voorburg, The Netherlands
+31 6 11 38 76 82
MORE ABOUT ME
For over 25 years I have been involved in the development of marine energy projects; turning ideas into tangible results such as prototypes and pilot projects, collaborative research and demonstration projects and activating international networks.
I gained my work experience through working for Philips, Strathclyde University, Deltares, Ecofys, Bluewater, Tocardo, Tidal Testing Centre and Dutch Marine Energy Centre.
For 7 years I lived and studied in Scotland where I was inspired by the pioneers of marine energy and developed my passion for the subject. In 1996 I obtained my Masters in Engineering from the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art in Product Design Engineering on the design of a river current turbine that pumps water for irrigation for use in developing countries. I received the Glasgow Innovation Award for my project. I then used the price money to build and test a prototype and obtain a post doc degree from the Energy Research Unit at Strathclyde University with my thesis on “The exploitation of Marine Currents”.
I soon realised that a commercial market for this sector, needs standards and certification. And that was a missing piece. So I started volunteering for the IEC to help develop new technical specifications and certification schemes together with many other international experts. For my contributions towards developing standards and certification for marine energy convertors I received the International Electrotechnical Commission 1906 Award and just recently a nomination for the NENnovation Awards 2020 category committee members.