We are Tocardo

A Dutch founded and based company and global leader in tidal energy solutions.

The Dutch have a strong relationship with water. The interaction between water and land has led to innovation as well as inspiration. On one hand we tend to defend ourselves against the water with dams and dikes, on the other hand we stretch ourselves with new solutions in using the force of water. Water has become a key factor in our economy. The struggle and challenge with water is a key factor in our DNA. As a nation of entrepreneurs we look for new opportunities and multi-use of our water-infrastructure. Therefore tidal energy fits us well. In combination with the need for sustainable energy and smart solutions, this way to generate energy is a perfect opportunity for us.

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. Starting form our Dutch heritage, we have created a predictable, cost-effective solution that can change the future around the globe.

Reliability and affordability

Our team consist of great professionals, each passionate about the product and our ambitions. The offshore experience and knowledge within the company resulted in the installation of the first Tocardo test turbine in 2005, followed by the installation of a commercial turbine in 2008. We focus on reliability and affordability, so our turbines ‘fit’ a broad a variety of locations and deliver sustainable results.


Today the Tocardo workshop and office are located at the Waterpark in Wieringerwerf nearby the working port Oude Zeug. Until the recent past the company was based nearby the Dutch icon the Afsluitdijk. At this location we experienced the impact of the tide every day. It has inspired us to create the first turbine types (T-1) and also provided us with the courage to go bigger and develop a new turbine-type (T-2) 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.