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.

 

SERVICES

Your Strategic Partner

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STRATEGY

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

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.

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PREVIOUS WORK

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MODULAIR, UNIVERSAL FLOATING PLATFORM FOR TIDAL POWER

2014

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

2015

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

2018

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.

VALUED CLIENTS

Partnerships and Projects

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DUTCH MARINE ENERGY CENTRE

MET-support has been working closely with DMEC for many years. Together, we created a number of successful projects that helped DMEC’s business grow to a portfolio of projects worth over 50m€.

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TOCARDO

For many years, MET-support managed complex projects on behalf of Tocardo, developer of tidal stream turbines.

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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

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BLUEWATER

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

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BOSKALIS

MET-support conducted a global market strategy for marine energy for Boskalis and provided strategic input for their tidal projects.

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NAVINGO

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

MET-support is an active participant in the IEC TC114 developing standard for marine energy converstors and the IECRE Sector Working Group on developing certification for marine energy convertors

ENERGY & CLIMATE ACADEMY

Developed and moderated courses and workshops on marine energy for offshore companies and supply chain

TESTIMONIALS

"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

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CONTACT MET-SUPPORT

Schoolstraat 41, 2271 BZ Voorburg, The Netherlands

+31 6 11 38 76 82

MORE ABOUT ME

For over 20 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.

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