MHK Technologies/hyTide

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/South Korea
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description hyTide is a horizontal axis tidal turbine optimized for reliability and low maintenance costs. Voith Hydro therefore develops innovative tidal power stations that do not utilize the water storage but, similar to wind power stations, exploit the kinetic energy of the current and are operated fully under water. For this purpose, up to three turbines, each with a nominal power of 1 MW, are installed within a bridge-like structure. These turbines can be rotated around their horizontal axis, which allows them to make optimum use of the water and its flow direction, which changes every six hours.

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Date Submitted 9/28/2010

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