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Feasibility study for Palmerah Tidal Bridge project by Tidal Bridge BV

03 May 2017

Tidal Bridge BV, a joint venture of Strukton International and DEC, has started the feasibility study for the Palmerah Tidal Bridge project in Indonesia. The Palmerah Tidal Bridge project has the National Strategic Project status, emphasizing the national interest. The project includes the construction of a floating bridge together with the world’s largest tidal power plant.

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The first scope of the plan consists of the construction of the 800 meter Palmerah Bridge at Larantuka Strait, East Flores, and a tidal energy power plant with an installed capacity of 18 MW to 23 MW, providing energy for more than 100.000 people.
After realising the first phase, the project may be followed by an extension and finalisation of the power plants to an installed capacity of 90 MW to 115 MW for more than half a million people.

“This milestone is an extraordinary momentum to show our knowledge and experience. It is great to have the opportunity to contribute to this state of the art product in Indonesia.”

André Hoogeveen, General manager Strukton Sustainable Energy

The bridge and tidal power plant will contribute to the development of the Eastern part of Indonesia and the connection between the islands by improving its infrastructure. Besides, it will have direct impact on the fishery and agro culture in the area, stimulate tourism and improve the access to education and health care on the longer term. The combination of the bridge with the tidal energy power plant makes this project unique in its kind. The planned location, Larantuka Strait, is highly suitable for the generation of tidal energy due to the water flows, and makes it possible for local people to benefit from the bridge in multiple ways.

“We are proud to contribute to this bridge with cutting-edge technology and the largest tidal power plant in the world and in so doing be able to increase the living standard of the people.”

Eric van den Eijnden, CEO Tidal Bridge

The start of this feasibility study follows the signing of the Head of Agreement in April 2016. It is the first project as part of the Dutch - Indonesian cooperation in the area of water works. The project is endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, the Indonesian province NTT, the Ministry of Energy, Public Works & Marine, and the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague.

Further information about Tidal Bridge: www.tidalbridge.com