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BlueTEC Texel. A floating tidal energy platform prototype
Nichols, C.; Nauw, J.; Ponsoni, L.; Smit, M.; Buatois, A.; de Haas, P. (2016). BlueTEC Texel. A floating tidal energy platform prototype. Hydro International 20: 1-4

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In: Hydro International. Geomares: Lemmer. ISSN 1385-4569, more
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  • Nichols, C.
  • Nauw, J., more
  • Ponsoni, L., more
  • Smit, M., more
  • Buatois, A.
  • de Haas, P.

    Traditional solutions for generating electricity from the tides, where tidal turbines are installed on the seabed, require high-end offshore installation vessels and do not allow for easy access for maintenance. The BlueTEC floating tidal energy platform has a different approach. It is a permanently moored platform which generates renewable electricity from tidal currents by holding a tidal turbine underneath. The BlueTEC Texel is the first prototype and serves as a demonstration platform and is being used for R&D testing purposes.

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