|Deployment of a floating tidal energy plant in the Marsdiep inlet: resource assessment, environmental characterization and power output|Ponsoni, L.; Nichols, C.; Buatois, A.; Kenkhuis, J.; Schmidt, C.; de Haas, P.; Ober, S.; Smit, M.; Nauw, J.J. (2019). Deployment of a floating tidal energy plant in the Marsdiep inlet: resource assessment, environmental characterization and power output. J. Mar. Sci. Technol. Early view. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00773-018-0590-y
In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology. Springer: Tokyo. ISSN 0948-4280, meer
Tidal energy; Tidal energy converters; Marsdiep inlet; Resource assessment; Environmental characterization
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- Ponsoni, L., meer
- Nichols, C.
- Buatois, A.
- Kenkhuis, J.
- Schmidt, C.
- de Haas, P.
In this work, BlueTEC, a tidal energy floating platform deployed in the Marsdiep inlet, is introduced. The patterns of circulationof the Marsdiep inlet and an energy resource assessment followed by the respective site selection for the platform’sdeployment are reported. This manuscript analyses different datasets sampled during the project, including current speeds,wave parameters, turbine power output, platform excursions, and other environmental parameters such as temperature andsalinity. Most of the datasets were measured by instruments installed on the platform, with the exception of the wave data,which was sampled by a nearby oceanographic mooring, and except the environmental parameters, which were estimatedvia satellite and numerical modelling. The effect of the turbine on the water velocity and preliminary results on the poweroutput are discussed. Finally, discussions on the marine growth, potential environmental impacts and future perspectivesare also addressed.