Member - Tocardo B.V.

Tocardo, as a part of the tripartite cooperation with QED Naval and HydroWing, offers power generating solutions. Tocardo is the independent tidal turbine developer with a focus on bringing down the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of tidal turbines, de-risking the design (RAMS/FMEA) and increasing the power output at the same time (LCOE). We deliver medium size turbines up to 0.5 MW which can be installed in larger numbers enabling projects from community up to utility scale.

Type Company
Founded 2020
Company Size 5
Member Type
Founders Richard Parkinson, Jeremy Smith
Headquarters 1771 MZ Wieringerwerf, Netherlands
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Tocardo B.V.


It is our mission to bring clean and reliable power to people and organisations all over the world, by harnessing hydro power driven by the gravitational pull between the earth and moon. The driver for tidal stream power generation is combatting climate change by reducing the CO2 emissions with a 100% renewable, 100% reliable and 100% predictable energy source. Because of the geographical limitations and specific local characteristics for successful tidal power (micro)plants the highest value can be generated on specific locations for specific type of customers. Tidal stream power is the missing renewable energy source to create a local balanced power generation mix. In 1999, technology development started with a floating venturi system, after several technology changes the company moved towards the centre-based generator concept, with two blades. This is a concept showing a lot of similarities with the technology used in the wind turbine industry. With the on‐going experience the company gathered from the first full scale turbines, we completely parameterised the design of the turbines and developed the current free flow turbine technology portfolio. Nowadays the company owns 21 patents worldwide. While tidal energy is well proven, the sector has been slow to industrialise due to high costs of manufacturing, installation, O&M, reliability and scalability that have hindered the commercialisation of the sector as a whole. Most of the companies within the sector develop their own complete solutions; turbines and (floating) foundation structures, leading to a lack of focus and hold of success. Tocardo wants to become the first independent specialist tidal turbine developer with a focus on pure turbine development and not diverted by, or reliant upon platform development to claim our position in the market. It is our ambition to make tidal energy ‘top of mind’; on par with solutions such as solar and wind power. Whenever production of clean energy is considered, tidal energy is among the possible solutions. Tocardo is the market and thought leader on tidal energy and systems.
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Headquarters 1771 MZ Wieringerwerf, Netherlands

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