Tidal Bridge has commenced the feasibility study on the Palmerah Tidal Bridge project in Indonesia.

Tidal Bridge is a joint venture of Strukton International and DEC.

The Palmerah project, which holds the national strategic project status, includes the building of a floating bridge along with the tidal power plant, which is claimed to be the largest in the world.

Initially, the construction of the 800m Palmerah Bridge will be started at Larantuka Strait of East Flores, as well as a tidal energy power plant with an installed capacity between 18MW and 23MW.

After completion of the first phase, the project is expected to be followed by an extension and finalisation of the power plants to an installed capacity between 90MW and 115M, which can power more than half a million people.

By improving infrastructure, the bridge and tidal power plant will enable to develop the Eastern part of Indonesia and to establish connection between the islands by improving its infrastructure.

The feasibility study is being started following the signing of the head of agreement in April 2016.

First project under the Dutch – Indonesian cooperation in the area of water works, the project is promoted by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, the Indonesian province NTT, the Ministry of Energy, Public Works & Marine and the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague.

Strukton sustainable energy general manager André Hoogeveen said: “This milestone is an extraordinary momentum to show our knowledge and experience. It is great to have the opportunity to contribute to this state of the art product in Indonesia.”

Tidal Bridge CEO Eric van den Eijnden said: “We are proud to contribute to this bridge with cutting-edge technology and the largest tidal power plant in the world and in so doing be able to increase the living standard of the people.”

Image: Tidal Bridge has started the feasibility study for the Palmerah Tidal Bridge project. Photo: courtesy of Tidal Bridge BV.