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Cost reduction for tidal turbine developers*

TRITON is a tidal  energy platform system being developed by TidalStream Limited. It offers tidal turbine developers a deployment and operation system that could halve the cost for their turbines than can be provided by single installation systems.


The platform is adaptable and a range of turbine types can be accommodated, providing the installation and maintenance base that will reduce costs and enable safe operating conditions.


Explore this site to learn more about how TRITON achieves this.

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Triton 6 (up to 10MW output in deep coastal sites) shown in the operating position in the foreground and maintenance position in the background.

    The TRITON platform system:

  • up to 10MW of turbine capacity from a single seabed installation
  • float-out installation and removal
  • on-board access for scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs, with minimal downtime
  • can support a range of turbines from 3rd party developers
  • can use gravity base, pinned located or single pile foundation
  • catamaran sea-going stability for the roughest conditions
  • cost of energy potentially at or below that of offshore wind - and half that of single tidal turbine installations. 

Full-scale deployment


The first full-scale deployment of a Triton 2.5MW rated tidal system is now being undertaken by Canadian subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. at the Nova Scotia FORCE tidal test site in Canada.


This will be the largest rated output from a single installation so far in the world, and will feature 36 SCHOTTEL HYDRO turbines mounted on a Triton S36 semi-submersible platform.

The TRITON T36 - this will be the first full scale version to be built by Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. and features 36 SCHOTTEL HYDRO turbines producing an output of 2.5 MW form the single installation

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Click the  logo to go find out more about Black Rock Tidal Power Inc


Click the  logo to go find out more about SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH


*Reference ‘Costs’ page

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