Waterproblems find their solutions

Find your solution

WaterWindow

Insufficient testing facilities tidal turbines

Innovative
Print Email

Issue

Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

For the development of new renewable energy sources, it is necessary to be able to test them. The further development of tidal turbines is difficult because of lack of testing facilities.

Solution

Tidal Technology Center

A Tidal Technology Centre is being set up at the Flakkee discharge sluice in the Grevelingendam. The six tubes of this culvert are being made available for testing. Tidal Turbines, mills and its components can be tested, certified and demonstrated.

Tidal Technology Center

Pros

  • Power can be generated during both ebb and high tide.
  • Good accessibility, no offshore installation and operation means necessary.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and energy
  2. Development state 5: Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  3. Setting type Coastal area
  4. Water type Surface water, Sea water
  5. Project period 3-12 months