Oosterschelde storm barrier

The first 1 MW tidal array in the world

This commercial demonstrator consists of a 1.2 MW array of T2 turbines. It will be installed in the Oosterschelde storm barrier, part of the famous Dutch Delta Works. The foundation system was specially designed for this project in such a way that the storm barrier constantly remains fully operational. The T2 turbines will be fitted with bi-directional rotor blades because the barrier only closes when a heavy storm approaches. This enables the turbines to generate electricity during ebb and flood.

Special care was given to the environmental challenges around this operation as the Oosterschelde is a protected area and monitoring will therefore be an important part of the project.

The project will generate electricity for approximately 1000 Dutch households.