• Energizing the Deltaworks

    Combining tidal energy and a storm surge barrier

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  • Energizing the Afsluitdijk

    Combining clean energy and sea defense

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  • Multifunctional sea defense Afsluitdijk

    Upgrading a dike with tidal energy

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  • Tidal Energy for Texel

    Helping Texel to become self-sufficient using only renewable energy

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Tocardo | tidal, river and ocean energy power turbines

A flow of calculable, noiseless & renewable energy

We are Tocardo. A Dutch founded and based company and global leader in tidal energy solutions. We are driven to develop state-of-the-art business solutions that maximise the potential of the tidal energy production worldwide. We believe that this type of energy stands at the beginning of its development and its full potential, just like wind turbines 10 years ago. But unlike other alternative sources, this ‘flow of energy’, delivers a solid, reliable volume of green energy.

Therefore it generates a competitive ROI for investors.

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Eastern Scheldt – Combining tidal energy and a storm surge barrier

The Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier is the largest structure of the famous Dutch Delta works, designed to protect large parts of The Netherlands from flooding. Tocardo designed a 1.2 MW tidal power plant to harness electricity from the strong tidal currents through the barrier.

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Tocardo present at Seanergy 2017

Tocardo present at Seanergy 2017 in Le Havre, Normandy, a maritime metropole in the heart of the future of marine energies.....
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Tocardo arrive in Orkney

Tocardo Tidal Power have burst onto the tidal scene in the UK with the InToTidal project kick-off and the arrival of Tocardo’s system in Orkney.

Tidal Solutions

Inshore

Solutions to harness electricity from tidal currents, often by using existing civil structures such as dams, dikes and bridges.

Offshore

Big power plants located offshore. Either floating or on the sea floor. These solutions provide a stable baseload of clean electricity.

River

Rivers flow continuously and can provide an excellent baseload of electricity.  River solutions have little environmental impact opposed to traditional hydro.

Smartgrid

An electricity grid is not always present. In these cases Tocardo can provide a smartgrid solution to create a local, stable electricity grid.

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This commercial demonstrator consists of a 1.2 MW array of five T2 turbines. It is installed in the Eastern Scheldt...
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Project Den Oever Long term

In 2008 Tocardo installed a T1 tidal...
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Den Oever array pilot

In 2015 Tocardo installed three T1 turbines in the Afsluitdijk tidal barrage. The turbine array is an extension of...
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Project Nepal

With the first batch of R1 turbines sold in 2012 Tocardo set foot in the Nepalese river energy market.
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Project Texel

Texel has the ambition to become completely sustainable by 2020 and is well underway to do so. Many projects have been...
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Kornwerderzand

The Dutch are famous for building sea defenses. With large parts of the country lying lower than the sea level...
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R&D projects

This project will develop a new long-lasting solution to the problem of marine biofouling, offering specific...

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Oosterschelde

This commercial demonstrator consists of a 1.2 MW array of five T2 turbines. It is installed in the Eastern Scheldt...
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Project Den Oever Long term

In 2008 Tocardo installed a T1 tidal...
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Den Oever array pilot

In 2015 Tocardo installed three T1 turbines in the Afsluitdijk tidal barrage. The turbine array is an extension of...

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Today is the second day that we are present at Seanergy 2017 in Le Havre, thé event for Marine Renewable Energies professionals. Yesterday we had a lot of visitors in our booth A3 in Carré des Docks. Sjoerd and Eric are happy to meet you today! ...

Today is the second day that we are present at Seanergy 2017 in Le Havre, thé event for Marine Renewable Energies professionals. Yesterday we had a lot of visitors in our booth A3 in Carré des Docks. Sjoerd and Eric are happy to meet you today!

FORESEA moves 15 offshore renewable energy technologies further along the commercialisation pathway

The Interreg Europe funded FORESEA programme has awarded ‘recommendations for support’ to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies following its second call for applications. The awards will provide a real boost to technology developers by allowing them to test their technologies on the open sea, attract further investment, and move further along the path to commercialisation.

FORESEA’s user selection board awarded a ‘Recommendation for Support” to demonstration projects led by the following technology developers to test at the indicated test centre:

• Aqua Power Technologies (EMEC)
• ASVS (SEM REV)
• Current2Current (EMEC)
• Dresser-Rand (EMEC)
• Finima Innovations (EMEC)
• FishFlow Innovations (TTC)
• Flex Sense (SEM REV)
• FMGC (SEM REV)
• Oceanlinx (EMEC)
• Scotrenewables Tidal Power (EMEC)
• Sigma Energy (EMEC)
• Sustainable Marine Energy (EMEC)
• Swirl Generators (EMEC)
• Tocardo (TTC and EMEC)

Final confirmation of support will be granted to developers upon contract with the relevant test centre.

Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, welcomed their award: “The FORESEA program enables TOCARDO to improve the dynamic umbilical power cable for our Universal Foundation Structure (UFS), needed for power evacuation from the semi-sub UFS platform to the power cable on the sea bed.

Deployment of systems in real life conditions will increase the project developer’s confidence and reduce the cost of capital in projects. We have set our levelised cost of energy (LCoE) benchmark on offshore wind energy,” concluded Mr van Breugel.

Roelof Schuitema, Project Manager at the Tidal Testing Centre (TTC) indicated the importance of the announcement: “Today developers are being supported through the FORESEA programme to access TTC for the first time, and this marks the beginning of an exciting new period for us. We will look forward to welcoming Tocardo and Fishflow Innovations to TTC soon.”

The announcement comes as the Seanergy 2017 Conference opens its doors in Le Harve, France. Further information on upcoming FORESEA activities and calls will be available at a networking event taking place at Seanergy at 12:00, Thursday 23 March at the Region Pays de la Loire Pavilion.
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FORESEA moves 15 offshore renewable energy technologies further along the commercialisation pathway

The Interreg Europe funded FORESEA programme has awarded ‘recommendations for support’ to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies following its second call for applications. The awards will provide a real boost to technology developers by allowing them to test their technologies on the open sea, attract further investment, and move further along the path to commercialisation.  

FORESEA’s user selection board awarded a ‘Recommendation for Support” to demonstration projects led by the following technology developers to test at the indicated test centre:   

•    Aqua Power Technologies (EMEC)
•    ASVS (SEM REV)
•    Current2Current (EMEC)
•    Dresser-Rand (EMEC)
•    Finima Innovations (EMEC)
•    FishFlow Innovations (TTC)
•    Flex Sense (SEM REV) 
•    FMGC (SEM REV)
•    Oceanlinx (EMEC)
•    Scotrenewables Tidal Power (EMEC)
•    Sigma Energy (EMEC)
•    Sustainable Marine Energy (EMEC)
•    Swirl Generators (EMEC)
•    Tocardo (TTC and EMEC)  

Final confirmation of support will be granted to developers upon contract with the relevant test centre.

Hans van Breugel, CEO of Tocardo, welcomed their award: “The FORESEA program enables TOCARDO to improve the dynamic umbilical power cable for our Universal Foundation Structure (UFS), needed for power evacuation from the semi-sub UFS platform to the power cable on the sea bed. 

Deployment of systems in real life conditions will increase the project developer’s confidence and reduce the cost of capital in projects. We have set our levelised cost of energy (LCoE) benchmark on offshore wind energy,” concluded Mr van Breugel.

Roelof Schuitema, Project Manager at the Tidal Testing Centre (TTC) indicated the importance of the announcement: “Today developers are being supported through the FORESEA programme to access TTC for the first time, and this marks the beginning of an exciting new period for us. We will look forward to welcoming Tocardo and Fishflow Innovations to TTC soon.”

The announcement comes as the Seanergy 2017 Conference opens its doors in Le Harve, France. Further information on upcoming FORESEA activities and calls will be available at a networking event taking place at Seanergy at 12:00, Thursday 23 March at the Region Pays de la Loire Pavilion.

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Today is the first day that we are present at Seanergy 2017 in Le Havre, thé event for Marine Renewable Energies professionals. Come and meet us at our booth A3 in Carré des Docks where we will present our UFS in France! ...

Today is the first day that we are present at Seanergy 2017 in Le Havre, thé event for Marine Renewable Energies professionals. Come and meet us at our booth A3 in Carré des Docks where we will present our UFS in France!

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