BT Projects was founded to actively contribute to the commercialization of ocean energy: to lead the market by developing and facilitating projects for and on behalf of technology developers, site owners and financial parties.
The project development company
Founders of the company Menno Broers and Ferdinand Dees leverage their many years of hands-on experience in tidal and wave energy for a more effective development of more elegant solutions for tidal and wave energy projects.
The combination of a commercial approach towards ocean energy projects through solid business cases and innovative, elegant solutions leads us to interesting projects, both for demonstration as well as production purposes. Projects are mostly located in Europe, but the potential playing field spans the globe. BT Projects’ project portfolio consists of a hydropower in a Dutch river in Doesburg, the Tidal Technology Center in the Grevelingendam and the favoured Tidal Quintet in the Brouwersdam.
A Blue Barrier combines the technology of a storm surge barrier with a tidal array. Energywise, the civil structure of a Blue Barrier channels the water to the turbines, ensuring an full use of the available tidal flows.
River energy is already available for decades. This type of renewable energy is actually the oldest and biggest, through river dams, old-fashioned and modern watermills (often situated in beautiful characteristic buildings).
The market for ocean energy is developing at high speeds. This creates a worldwide demand for facilities to test renewable energy technologies under real-life conditions; including their ecological impact, fish friendliness.
Solar energy (PV- photo voltaïcs) is already rolling out on a large scale. The amount of projects in The Netherlands is growing on a daily basis; including small projects (household-level) and larger (mostly on co-operative level).
Wind energy technologies are also at a proven, commercial level. Onshore and offshore wind energy projects are being developed at a price level that is very competitive with fossil-based energy systems.
The market for tidal and wave energy solutions has grown significantly the last few years. Increasingly efficient turbines and mills are being deployed in pilot projects in more and more ambitious configurations. Not surprisingly: tidal and wave energy is a highly effective and efficient means of producing sustainable renewable energy.
Watch our trailer about the Tidal Technology Center at the Grevelingendam!