With the emerging marine energy sector gaining traction, Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is aiming to take part in a tidal power project planned for Singapore. Singapore’s Bluenergy Solutions is conducting a demonstration project focused on the development of off-grid tidal power systems.
The tidal power project will include work on three key areas: energy storage, the cost of power generation and the efficiency of power generation. In order to make this a reality, the project will deploy three-bladed turbines underwater.
NYK was previously involved in a project that installed turbines beneath the Sentosa Boardwalk, which links the Singapore mainland to Sentosa Island.
(Sources: International Shipping Magazine; CNBC)