Mako energy demonstraties tidal turbine in singapore.
MAKO Energy, a Singapore-based marine renewable energy company and a subsidiary of the Elemental Energy Technologies Group, has officially opened the MAKO Tidal Energy Site at the Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore.
The official launch of the MAKO Tidal Energy Site follows signing of a collaboration agreement between MAKO Energy and Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) in December 2018 that allows MAKO Energy to use a part of the Sentosa Boardwalk as a test bed site for the installation of tidal turbines. The site will demonstrate the unique, scalable tidal energy system under South East Asian conditions. Elemental Energy Technologies Group CEO, Douglas Hunt, said: “We are very excited to demonstrate our MAKO Energy System in Singapore to showcase the benefits of predictable renewable energy in tropical conditions, to the vast Asian market.“ “A key objective for the tidal energy industry is to reduce the cost of electricity. At the Sentosa Boardwalk site, MAKO Energy is demonstrating how the unique scale of the MAKO allows it to be attached to existing infrastructure, which reduces both installation and maintenance costs.” The MAKO Tidal Energy Site has involved collaboration with Singapore based companies, Mooreast Asia – fabrication; YWL Engineering – professional engineer services; Ocean Works Asia – resource assessment assistance; and NYK Group – business strategy for shipping industry.