Zhoushan Tidal Energy Test Site | Zhoushan Tidal Energy Test Site

Zhoushan Tidal Energy Test Site
Zhoushan Tidal Energy Test Site
Lead Organisation National Ocean Technology Center
Country China
Type Tidal
Website http://www.notcsoa.org.cn
  • Type of Testing Tidal
    Year Established 2016
    Temperate/Tropical Temperate
    Commercial/Array/Full scale/Scale Full scale
    Development Status Under construction


    The Zhoushan tidal energy test site is designed from 2012 and start to construct in 2016. It is designed as a full-scale prototype tidal current energy devices testing and demonstration site. The site is located at the Eastern China costal areas in Zhejiang province. It has good tidal energy potential and three berths as well as one demonstration berth designed based on energy resources. Furthermore, the convenient facilities and manufacture improve the ocean energy from infancy to commercialization
  • Number of Berths 3
    Water Depth 20-60 m
    Min Water Depth (m) 20
    Max Water Depth (m) 60
    Avg Water Depth (m)
    Annual mean significant wave height
    Maximum recorded wave height
    Mean (averaged current speed) 2.5 m/s
    Maximum current speed
    Maximum tidal range
    Mean wind speed
    Max wind speed
    Seabed type rock
    Total test area (km2) 2
    Distance to land 1 km
    Grid connected Y
    Grid connection capacity 300 kW
    Rated export capacity and connection 300 kW
    Proximity to nearest harbour (km)
  • Demonstration Projects

    • Zhoushan tidal energy demonstration project, web under construction


    Electrical energy test system, electricity conversion sytem, ocean environment observation system, grid connection system, undersea cables (300 KW capacity each), SCADA, CCTV, onshore manage base(include office >1000 m2 space), vessels( rent), cardinal buoys

    Equipment available to support site deployments

    Wave buoys, ADCP, meteorological monitoring equipment (wind, temperature, pressure, humidity et al.), CTD, ecological sensors,

    Services of test programmes offered on site

    power performance assessment, components testing, environmental monitoring, electrical energy testing, TRL assessment, grid connect testing, resource assessment, environment analysis, devices arrangement report.