Report Site Visit Tidal energy test at Temse bridge 19 Nov

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Report Site Visit Tidal energy test at Temse bridge 19 Nov 2014 Reported by Roeland Notelé, projectengineer Waterwegen en Zeekanaal SITE VISIT 19 TH NOVEMBER 2014 INTRODUCTION Representatives of all the
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Report Site Visit Tidal energy test at Temse bridge 19 Nov 2014 Reported by Roeland Notelé, projectengineer Waterwegen en Zeekanaal SITE VISIT 19 TH NOVEMBER 2014 INTRODUCTION Representatives of all the Pro-Tide project partners and sub-partners travelled to Antwerp (Belgium) for meetings from November This included a Partner Meeting, Joint study and Technical Research Group meeting. The project took the opportunity to undertake a site visit to the tidal test site of Temse Bridge to better understand tidal energy possibilities in the Sea Scheldt. PARTICIPANTS Nr Naam Organisatie 1 Zjev Ambachts Provincie Zuid Holland NL 2 Arjen Bastiaansen Provincie Zeeland NL 3 Leen Baelus IMDC BE 4 Jacob Van Berkel Entry Technology NL 5 Frank Van Berkum Antea Group NL 2 6 Elly Cools Waterwegen en Zeekanaal BE 7 Frank De Graeve Schepen gemeente Temse BE 8 Ilse Deurwaarder Provincie Zeeland NL 9 Kurt Elst Afdeling Wegen en Verkeer BE 10 Frank Gielen Waterwegen en Zeekanaal BE 11 Dhr. Hertog Provincie Oost Vlaanderen BE 12 Vicky Jago Dover Harbour Board UK 13 Leo Van Der Klip Provincie Zeeland NL 14 Wim Kloezen Antea Group NL 16 Ingrid De Kubber Provincie Zeeland NL 17 Pieter Looijestijn Reeleaf NL 18 Matthias Lootens Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen BE 19 Frank Neumann IMIEU BE 20 Roeland Notelé Waterwegen en Zeekanaal BE 21 Dave Parkes Dover Harbour Board UK 22 Paul Paulus Rijkswaterstaat NL 23 Reiner Rijke Water2Energy NL 24 Peter Scheijgrond MET Support NL 25 Alexei Sentchev ULCO FR 26 Francois Schmitt LOG FR 29 Tina Stroobandt Jusbox BE Communication manager Pro Tide 30 Joris Vanderveken Aquascrew BE 31 Ineke Willemse Provincie Zeeland NL 3 33 Sandra Song IMIEU BE 34 Christina Bristow OREF UK 35 Raeanne Miller SAMS UK 36 Menno Broers Blue Turbines NL 37 André Breukelaar Rijkswaterstaat NL 38 Jurgen Weytjens Ernst & Young BE 39 Frederik Van Overloop Waterwegen en Zeekanaal BE The visit to the test-site at Temse bridge was organized on Wednesday 19 th of November, in the afternoon, after the partner meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Programme: 11h30 12h00 12h15 13h00 13h15 13h30 13h45 14h45 15h00 Boarding at Pontoon Steenplein Presentation of Aquascrew technology Lunch Presentation organization tests in Sea Scheldt Boarding at Wilfordkaai Temse and welcome with a drink Departure to the test site Arrival at the test site and presentation of results of the Pro-Tide project of Waterways and Seacanal End of the site visit Disembarkment at Wilfordkaai 4 VISIT TOT THE TEST-SITE AT TEMSE BRIDGE Pro-Tide is assisting the research of Waterwegen en Zeekanaal (W&Z) to determine the feasibility of energy harvesting in the Sea Scheldt. The Scheldt is a river with a tidal part (Sea Scheldt) in Flanders, from the Dutch border, along Antwerp and Temse/Bornem, till Ghent. W&Z will test 3 different tidal turbines at the Scheldt Bridge in Temse/Bornem. During the visit the Aquascrew turbine was installed at a quay in Burcht and the turbine from Water2Energy (W2E) is installed in the river. A third turbine is in preparation and will be delivered by Blue Energy Canada. To reach the location of the turbine all delegates were taken to the pontoon at the Steenplein in the middle of Antwerp to board on a boat form W&Z. The boat took the delegates to the test site, in the middle of the Sea Scheldt at the Temse Bridge from where it was possible to see the turbine producing electricity. The lunch was on the boat and during the boat trip the delegates could observe the Scheldt river, the tide flow, the shipping traffic. After the lunch Roeland Notelé gives a summary of the project of W&Z in Pro-Tide, with a focus on the tidal tests in the Sea Scheldt. 5 In Burcht the turbine of Aquascrew was installed on a quay. 6 Aquascrew, 2 nd in line for the tidal tests, wants to test a Archimedes screw in the Sea Scheldt. Typical for the turbine is the increasing diameter which makes is very fish friendly. Mr. Joris Vanderveken from Aquascrew gave more information about the turbine. At Temse Bridge all delegates disembarked and could see the turbine of Water2Energy form the Pontoon. The turbine was installed in an accessible floating device. Mr Reinier Rijke gave more explanation about the technical details of this turbine. The turbine could be inspected 360. At the time of the site visit the flow was slowing down, so the turbine stopped generating electricity at 14h30. 7
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