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China to develop tidal power based on Dutch concept

China is forging ahead with plans for a massive tidal energy facility to be developed in cooperation with the Dutch POWER consortium.
China to develop tidal power based on Dutch concept

The first technical seminar on what's being called the Dynamic Tidal Power (DTP) cooperation between China and the Netherlands was held on September 27, 2012 in Beijing, China.

The seminar was organized by National Energy Administration of China (NEA), and Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of the Netherlands (EL&L), and co-organized by Hydropower and Water Resources Design General Institute (HPGI) and the Dutch POWER consortium.

DTP is a new class of tidal power technology, which may provide massive amounts of sustainable, stable and predictable energy, by constructing a dam-like structure with series of turbines built perpendicular to the shore on a shallow continental shelf.

This new technology is foreseen to be applicable especially in the coast of China, Korea and UK.

To further investigate the concept, in December 2011, a synergy between eight leading Dutch companies in these fields has been established in the POWER group: Partners Offering a Water Energy Revolution, subsidized by EL&L, led by Strukton Engineering, coordinated by ARCADIS, and includes Delft University of Technology, Pentair Nijhuis, DNV KEMA, Oranjewoud, IMARES, and H2iD. The Chinese consortium is formed by NEA in August 2012, led by HPGI, and including several Chinese companies and research institutes.

During the technical seminar, the Dutch POWER consortium introduced DTP technology, simulating DTP in China, Ningde demo, low head fish friendly turbines for DTP, the construction method, and the impact on the grid and the environmental and social aspects. Kees-Jan van Oeveren, Business Director Electricity Transmission & Distribution for Asia Pacific representing DNV KEMA, was responsible for the aspects related to the connection of the Dynamic Tidal Power to the existing grid.

In the afternoon of the day, a bilateral document, “Work Plan on Dynamic Tidal Power Cooperation between NEA and EL&L” was signed, in attendance of Mr. Liang Zhipeng, the Deputy Director of Department of Renewable and New Energy of NEA, and Chris Buijink, the Secretary-General of EL&L.

The POWER consortium conducts a 3-year program, constituted around a detailed feasibility study on the development of Dynamic Tidal Power (DTP) in China, together with the Chinese partners. The commitments of the programme to achieve by 2015, registered under the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

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Tags: China , Tidal , Grid , Electricity , Hydro
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