Bluewater Energy Services BV

Logo BluewaterBluewater is an offshore engineering firm with over three decades of experience in design, engineering, construction, installation and operation of floating production, storage and offloading vessels and single point mooring systems. Bluewater supplies and installs flow lines, risers and subsea systems and provides export services for crude oil and condensate products.

Bluewater has developed a break through innovation in the marine energy sector with a floating structure for tidal turbines called BlueTEC. The structure is a fully open-architecture system and may be equipped with either horizontal or vertical axis tidal turbines of any type. BlueTEC offers significant advantages over bottom founded structures by accommodating all equipment above the waterline and by allowing ease of access for maintenance. This substantially lowers capital and operational cost for a tidal project. At the same time energy production increases as the turbines are located in the highest flows near the surface. Lowering costs and increasing production is a powerful combination to make tidal energy projects commercially viable.