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A consortium plans to realise a 1.6MW, 9m€ tidal power plant at the island of Schouwen-Duivenland in the Flakkeese discharge sluice.
The project contributes to a 100% sustainable, predictable and affordable energy system and is replicable. The sluice is built in the Grevelingendam which connects the Island to mainland. The storm surge dam separates the Eastern Scheldt Sea
from Grevelingen Lake . The sluice consists of 6 gates, each 3 x 3m. Each gate discharges sea water in two directions, driven by the tidal variation on the Eastern Scheldt. The purpose of the sluice is to improve water quality of the lake. The
consortium also plans for a test facility. One of the 6 gates will be flexibly available for certifying power performance of novel tidal turbines in order to reduce (perceived) risks and attract investors. These turbines can then be used in
new projects,such as a tidal power plant in the Brouwersdam and large future energy concepts such as Dynamic Tidal Power (DTP) and Delta21 pumped-storage. These projects rely on the availability of ultra-low head tidal turbines. Finally, we
plan to test turbines that can be used as pumps to discharge water in case of high water levels. The multi faceted project will boost innovation, regional employment and build strong links with education andr esearch.