SIT turbines can be combined with practically any kind of support structure - with fixed land-based, floating, semi-submerged or fully submerged platforms. Even sluice gate type installations are possible. The turbine features straightforward mechanical and electrical interfaces that can be connected and disconnected within a short time using simple, standard tools.
For all sites and needs
Both, the type of support structure and the number of SIT units are selected according to the specific site conditions and the customer’s needs. Installations at sites with restricted water depth use just one row of turbines. Whereas deeper sites are equipped with multi-row platforms to capture maximum energy from a tidal flow or current by positioning the turbines in the “sweet spot” in the middle of the water column.
Considering environmental factors
At locations with a rough wave climate semi-submerged or fully submerged platforms may be preferred, whereas more sheltered sites may favour floating or jetty installations. Other considerations may include whether flow is unidirectional or bidirectional, if access will be from sea or shore, local availability of equipment, local regulations and permitting requirements. Whatever the environmental conditions at your site are, SCHOTTEL HYDRO helps you to select the best suiting platform type.