Tidal bridge

Parties have developed in 2013 and 2014 a new approach to build tidal applications were tidal energy is converted into electricity thereby reducing installation and maintenance cost, increasing the power output and creating alternative uses The installation costs are reduced with 40 to 50% while power output is increased with 10 to 25% allowing the electricity to be produced at competitive prices.

How we work

The company will develop, realize and finance the tidal projects together with local partners. The shareholders have gained relevant experience and build reference projects in the Oosterscheldekering, the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands and Bay of Fundy in Canada.

How it works

The Tidal Bridge is a standard floating element. One element is 100 m1 long, 30 m1 wide and is mainly a steel structure. It can be mounted at the seabed by different kinds of anchoring.

To create a bridge or a tidal power plant the standard elements can connect to each other. To generate energy several kinds of free flow turbine can be mounted at the Tidal Bridge depending on the situation and circumstances. 

The added value of the Tidal Bridge consists of the reduction of installation and maintenance cost and the improvement of the power output.

The Tidal Bridge will reduce installation and maintenance cost with 40-50% compared to turbines which are place at the sea bottom. This is mainly achieved by the clever concept of using a larger structure to mount multiple turbines on. The electric infrastructure is at the surface and is fully integrated.

More power output

The Tidal Bridge improves the power output with 10 -25% because the turbines are placed near the surface where the velocity of the water is higher resulting in a more effective use. The system is independent and modular and can be easily extended.  

The effectiveness and use of space is dramatically different from other renewable energies. Depending of the velocity of the water 1 km2 can extract 250 to 450 MW. The impact on society of building a tidal energy plant is thus very limited.