Friday 13th of March 2015 was a special one: international press day for the Bluetec Texel Tidal Energy project; which is built at Niron Staal.
The 200kW Texel platform (pictured) is a scaled-down demonstration version of BlueTec, which is designed to be installed anywhere in the world and provide power in remote areas and small islands, replacing diesel gensets.
Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services Allard van Hoeken: “This platform, which is built at Niron Staal in a very short time, can be shipped and installed anywhere in the world, to provide clean electricity in remote areas and small islands, replacing expensive and polluting diesel generators”.
BlueTec is a collaboration between Bluewater, Damen/ Niron Staal, Van Oord/Acta Marine, Tocardo, TKF, Vryhof, NIOZ, Nylacast, Schottel Hydro and Tidal Test Centre.
See also: www.bluewater.com/new-energy
Damen press release: Partners sign agreement to install a floating tidal energy platform near Texel