Upcoming project Q4 2019
Port of Antwerp
The Port of Antwerp wants to make their energy use more sustainable. In an extensive selection procedure Water2Energy was selected in consortium with DeMeyer, a reputed construction company and service provider for mechanical constructions in Belgium
End of November 2018, the turbine will be installed in one of the drainage channels bypassing the Kallo lock. The channel dimensions are 5 meter in height and 2,5 meters width. A 150kW turbine will be installed to test its performance and robustness.
After successful tests 15-20 similar channels 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 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. The addition of pitch control showed an increase of 30-50% of efficiency.
Dragonfly I in the Lek
The first drawings originated from 2010. The baptising ceremony of the first Dversion prototype, 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.