EMEC to help develop marine energy test facility in China
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The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, said on Wednesday it has signed a pact to support the development of a marine energy test site in the Chinese city of Qingdao.
EMEC and the University of Edinburgh have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the project with the Ocean University of China (OUC), Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) and Qingdao Songling Power Environmental Equipment Company (QSPEEC).
The parties have stated intent to share knowledge and conduct research activities to create a wave energy test site in Qingdao, Shandong Province.
“As the first test centre of its kind, EMEC has endured some steep learning curves during its own development, and we see no point in other countries having to reinvent the wheel,” said Oliver Wragg, EMEC’s Commercial Director.