Tocardo's tidal turbines (Credit Tocardo)

Tocardo

Tocardo is a Dutch company focusing on the development of tidal turbines.

In 2015, Tocardo installed three linked turbines in the Afsluitdijk, a 30 km long primary sea defence in The Netherlands, with a total capacity of 300 kW. Another Tocardo turbine in the Afsluitdijk has been providing electricity for over seven years. Together with Bluewater and a group of leading offshore companies, Tocardo has also deployed its first offshore floating tidal energy project at the Island of Texel in The Netherlands.

Further still, together with Huisman, builder and designer of the turbine’s support structure, Tocardo have installed five tidal turbines in the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Oosterschelde barrier): the world’s largest tidal installation consisting of five turbines in an array.

In February 2016, Tocardo signed up to demonstrate a 20 year pre-commercial array at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal energy test site. Tocardo plans to install eight T2 turbines across two Tocardo systems. The planned array at EMEC is the next step in Tocardo’s path towards commercialising their tidal turbine by proving and validating the technology in the volatile offshore environment in Orkney for an extended time period.

The first T2 turbine was installed at EMEC in 2017 as part of a Temporary Foundation System (TFS).

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Tocardo turbines Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Credit Tocardo)

Tocardo turbines Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Credit Tocardo)

 

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