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. Therefore it generates a competitive ROI for investors.

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.


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.

Fully commercial

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.