Interreg supports our new project in Vlissingen, The Flushing:
An upcoming project Q4 2019/2020 supported by Interreg / CrossRoad2
The project includes a VAWT turbine with the newest version of the bi-directional W2E Pitch Control and is planned to be realised and testen in 2020.
VAWT at Port of Antwerp locks
The Port of Antwerp aims at more sustainable energy. In an extensive selection procedure Water2Energy was selected in consortium with DeMeyer, a construction company in Belgium
November 2018, the turbine was installed in one of the four drainage channels bypassing the Kallo locks. The channels dimensions are 5 meter in height and 2,5 meters width. The 150kW turbine was tested on performance and robustness.
We measured peak power of almost 200 kW which can even be increased!
After these successful tests 15-20 similar channels at different locks can be equipped with turbines, with a potential of electricity production of 7 GWh per year……
Microturbine – Cameroon
A company operating in Cameroon contacted Water2Energy to develop a microturbine for supplying energy to rural communities. A prototype is tested and will be finalized. After the final touch the prototype will be shipped to Cameroon to serve as a pilot installation.
Dragonfly II in the river Scheldt
Dragonfly II was tested with PRO-TIDE and De Vlaamse Waterweg NV (the river and channel authority of Belgium) at the end of 2014. This turbine was equipped with the pitch control invented by Water2Energy. It was lifted above water by a simple rotating mechanism. The addition of pitch control showed an increase of 30-50% of efficiency.
Dragonfly I in the river Lek new Rotterdam
The first drawings originated from 2010. The baptising ceremony of the first D-version, called Dragonfly I, was in autumn 2012 at the Shipyard VSH in Heusden. The first tests were done in 2013 at the Lek with the standard Darrieus turbine. The turbine was lifted above water with a parallogram mechanism. In addition a preliminaire version of blade pitch control was tested and indicated further improvement of efficiencyes.