Tidal Energy Today brings you a summary of interviews conducted in 2015 with representatives from companies active in tidal and wave energy sector.
Tidal Energy Today spoke to Tocardo’s CEO, Hans van Breugel, about the T1 tidal array installation at Afsluitdijk, Den Oever, which took place early in 2015. Tocardo’s CEO talked about Tocardo’s technology and activities, and shared with us his views about the advancement of tidal energy sector globally.
This interview conducted with Patrick Crampsey, Sales Manager for Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, offered us insights on tidal and wave energy sector from engineering and fabrication company’s point of view.
Allard van Hoeken, Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services, talked to Tidal Energy Today about BlueTEC floating tidal energy platform, deployed mid-2015, off Netherlands. Van Hoeken shared with us the recipe for success in tidal energy industry that can be best summarized in his own words: “Learn with low costs, grow with minimized risk, and keep offshore access easy in the early phase.”
An innovative system to generate electricity from ocean waves which can be coupled with offshore wind farms to reduce the overall costs of these emerging sectors was discussed by Tidal Energy Today and Jan Peckolt, Managing Director of NEMOS, a German-based company developing this system.