Tocardo Tidal Turbines, Huisman, Provincie Zeeland
Tidal current is a valuable source of renewable energy. Tocardo has developed 1.2 MW T2 tidal turbines. Five turbines have been installed in the Oosterschelde storm barrier, part of the Dutch Delta Works, forming the largest tidal energy project in the Netherlands and the world's largest commercial tidal installation of five turbines in an array. The foundation system was specifically designed in such a way that the storm barrier constantly remains fully operational. The T2 turbines have bi-directional rotor blades, generating electricity during ebb and flow, and when the barrier closes due to a heavy storm. The turbines will generate electricity for approximately 1000 households.