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Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) was founded in 2009, with a business concept to provide facilities and assistance for testing new marine renewable energy technologies under various conditions. 


12.02.2019   Makani LLC today announces a partnership with Shell. 

Makani will from June 2019 start a test program at Metcentre, Karmøy. Makani is an independent company founded by Alphabet (Google), based in California. They are developing energy kites that use a wing tethered to a ground station to generate electricity at utility-scale. They want energy kites to have a positive global impact, starting with a demonstration project in Norway.

Press release

05.10.2018    Shell, innogy and Stiesdal collaborate to demonstrate Tetraspar concept in Norway 

innogy, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies to invest some €18 million.
Project will use Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 3.6MW direct drive turbine.
Planned to be deployed in 2019 at the Metcentre demonstration site in Norway.
Modular TetraSpar concept offers significant cost reduction potential for floating wind.

Press release

26.09.2018    Kappløpet om flytende havvind er nå i gang − vil Norge være med? 

Kronikk av styreleder Simon Næsse

09.09.2015    Increased share capital

The owners of Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) have increased the share capital of the test centre. After the capital increase, the owners of Metcentre are Rogaland County (35%), Statoil (35%), Haugaland Kraft (13%), Municipality of Karmøy (8%), Polytec research foundation (5%) and others (4%).

Press release.

03.02.2015    Cutting costs with two blades.

Ming Yang´s revolutionary 6MW prototype turbine – due to be installed in the North Sea wilds off Norway – could reduce the cost of offshore wind by up tp 30%, writes Darius Snieckus in Haugesund

Read article from the next issue of Recharge

27.01.2015    Storstilt havvind prosjekt i Norge. Teknisk Ukeblad gir demoprosjektet med MingYang, Owec Tower og Seaway Heavy Lifting bred omtale.

Link til artikkel i Teknisk Ukeblad 

19.12.2014    Klar for testing av denne verdensnyheten.

Link til artikkel i E24

16.06.2014    MingYang 6 MW turbine to be tested at Metcentre.

Link to article in Recharge News


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