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Bluewater’s Tidal Energy Converter (BlueTEC) is a floating support platform for tidal turbines. Unlike conventional bottom founded designs, BlueTEC 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.
For large farms, a high tech platform with a capacity of 2-3 MW carrying high tech turbines is currently under development. Bluewater’s ambition is to design, build, own & operate tidal farms of 50 – 500 MW using our BlueTEC 2 MW units.
Bluewater developed BlueTEC during several years of R&D and testing. The main focus during the development process was on:
Providing more energy at a lower cost, BlueTEC aims to improve the cost per MWh of the electricity produced (€/MWh). Lower costs and higher production levels combine into a powerful proposition that will help to make tidal energy projects commercially attractive.