The Tocardo head office is located next to a Dutch icon, the Afsluitdijk. This historic sea defence of The Netherlands, creates just the right place for research and development. Here our first prototypes (T1) are installed, providing energy for over seven years now. At this location we experience the impact of the tide every day, we can further develop our product and meet our international guests. It has inspired us to create a new turbine-type (T2) for yet another Dutch icon, the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier in the province of Zeeland, part of the world famous Deltaworks. This installation is the largest tidal energy project in the Netherlands as well as the world’s largest commercial tidal installation of five turbines in an array.
Tocardo is an independent company since 2008 and has been fully commercial since 2012 when the first turbines and universal floating systems were sold to clients in Nepal, Japan and Canada. With a strong portfolio of products and more potential clients, Tocardo is ready to become a leader in the tidal energy market.