In 2008 Tocardo started developing a project: installing tidal turbines into a primary sea defense in The Netherlands, the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. Initial funding constraints caused a slow start to this ambitious project, but once in place progress was good and the project was completed successfully in 2015. The strict safety regulations, environmental conditions and very short window for installation made it a complex operation.
In September 2015 the complete structure was installed inside the barrier within just 2 hours’ time. A big step forward for the Dutch water technology sector and the global tidal energy industry.
Capacity: 1.25 megawatt – Generation: for 1000 Dutch households