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BlueTEC Modular


The BlueTEC Modular platform comes in three different sizes; small, medium and large. The smaller platform is currently for sale as a complete package.

 BlueTEC Modular: Small-Size 200 kW

The small-size BlueTEC Modular is a simple, robust, & easy transportable floating platform designed for producing electricity from tidal currents in remote areas. This solution offers significant advantages by accommodating most of the critical equipment above the waterline (where it is dry and protected), allowing for easy access for inspection and repair, resulting in low operation and maintenance costs.

The first prototype of BlueTEC Modular was built in early 2015 and is currently installed in the Marsdiep, near the island of Texel. Download the brochure or see our Texel project webpage. The device can be deployed as a single unit or in a small array of multiple units. When deployed in an array, the cost of energy can become even lower (e.g. due to the sharing of mooring points). It consists of container size modules allowing for low cost transportation with regular sea freight containers. The modules can be assembled and the platform installed locally without sophisticated equipment.

Bluewater offers the platform, turbine, power cable and mooring system as a complete package. The platform can be equipped with Tocardo turbines or with Schottel turbines.

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Local Change

A BlueTEC Modular can cause local change by providing electricity. Unique for a renewable energy source, electricity generated by the BlueTEC from tidal currents is predictable, resulting in a robust power source. With low costs, high reliability and high predictability, and thus a wider availability of energy, a BlueTEC Modular deployment can result in:

  • Low cost of energy
  • Less fuel imports
  • Increased local economic development due to dependable source of electricity; e.g. freezers to conserve food, electric powered water wells, evening lightning in schools, etc.

Contact

If you want to know if a BlueTEC Modular is suitable for your location or for other inquiries feel free to contact us at : new.energy@bluewater.com or use the contact form.

BlueTEC Modular: Medium-size 500 kW

The mid-size BlueTEC Modular platform holds two tidal turbines with an aggregated capacity of 500 kW and aims at early development of large arrays, as well as for islands and remote locations.

BlueTEC Modular: Large-Size 2-3 MW

For large farms applications, the BlueTEC Modular platform will be equipped with two tidal turbines with an aggregated capacity of 2-3 MW.

 

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