The UFS will be the first in the world to use a low wave response semi-submersible design.
The InToTidal project will focus on five key development elements:
• Turbine energy production enhancements validated through full scale monitoring and independent verification;
• Low-load mooring system;
• Low-cost anchoring solutions;
• Subsea dynamic umbilical; and
• Installation and service operations.
Whilst initial testing of this innovative tidal platform will be done using Tocardo’s tidal turbines, the system is being designed to act as a generic solution for tidal energy production.