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Tidal Energy

Tidal Energy Platform Technology

TRITON
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.

Triton T6

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. 

First full-scale deployment

 

Canadian company Black Rock Tidal Power Inc has been awarded a berth for a 2.5MW rated tidal device at the Nova Scotia FORCE tidal test site.

 

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

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

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Hon Andrew Younger

The Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister of Energy announced BRTP as the winner of a berth at the Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth on the 28th March.

Black Rock logo 2

Click the logo above to go to BRTP’s site

*Reference ‘Costs’ page

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