February 2020

We are looking for inspired talent to help achieve our ambitions

2020-03-26T16:32:26+00:00February 10th, 2020|

SeaQurrent expands its team to realise the next development phase and to develop and help improve the TidalKite technology and develop projects that will generate clean electricity from the World’s seas and oceans, for hundreds of millions of households. Last December, SeaQurrent successfully finished testing a 1:10 scale model in the Waddenzee. This signaled the start [...]

January 2020

SeaQurrent concluded testing of the handling systems

2020-02-10T14:24:29+00:00January 25th, 2020|

With the support from the FORESEA Programme SeaQurrent was able to advance the handling (systems) of its TidalKite™ technology. SeaQurrent develops the TidalKite technology for the production of sustainable energy from relatively slow tidal currents (up to 2.5 m/s) in relatively shallow areas (from a depth of 10 meters). As an important part of technology [...]

Ocean DEMO – SeaQurrent is preparing the TidalKite scale model integration testing project

2020-08-27T20:47:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|

SeaQurrent received support from Ocean DEMO for the TidalKite scale model integration testing project (TiKiT). This project will focus on marine operations related to the handling, installation, connection and operation of the TidalKite system, as well as disconnecting and demounting of the system. The project includes assessing the correct working of a TidalKite scale system and [...]

December 2019

SeaQurrent successfully concluded testing a 1:10 scale model in the Dutch Waddenzee

2020-02-10T14:27:54+00:00December 16th, 2019|

The Dutch company SeaQurrent successfully tested a 1:10 scale model of its TidalKite in the Waddenzee. Youri Wentzel, CEO of SeaQurrent: “We are very happy with the results of the test programme. During the last two years we build and tested two scale models of the TidalKite. Last year we successfully tested an optimised [...]

November 2019

Stakeholders visit the SeaQurrent test site

2020-02-07T06:37:00+00:00November 8th, 2019|

In November 2019, the RUG and SeaQurrent have organised 2 trips to the barge test setup with relevant stakeholders. Photo by LC/ARODI BUITENWERF These trips have enabled to demonstrate and explain all work that has been performed. In total, around 50 persons have joined one of these venues, covering various different stakeholder groups. The enthusiasm [...]

SeaQurrent implements a bionics inspired control mechanism

2020-02-07T07:21:50+00:00November 1st, 2019|

SeaQurrent optimised its TidalKite technology through a bionics inspired solution SeaQurrent collaborated with Technologie Centrum Noord Nederland and the University of Groningen on the development, implementation and testing of a bionics inspired control mechanisms to optimise the stability and control of its TidalKite Power Plant. Since the TidalKite operates in a fluid, animals that [...]

October 2019

SeaQurrent shares its plans for the Northern Netherlands at Klimaat Top Noord NL 2019

2020-02-06T16:42:44+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Photo courtesy: GIC and Klimaattop Noord On Thursday October 31, 2019 the second edition of the Climate Summit Northern Netherlands took place at the Oude Suikerfabriek in Groningen. Maarten Berkhout, Director Project Development of SeaQurrent: “It was great to be at the second edition of this Climate Summit Northern Netherlands. We shared our development, plans [...]

September 2019

SeaQurrent showcased the TidalKite Power Plant solution during OEE2019

2020-02-06T16:38:08+00:00September 30th, 2019|

Ocean Energy Europe organises the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition – the industry’s leading annual event which gathers the industry’s most senior representatives, Ministers & Commissioners every year. Since its launch in 2013, the OEE Annual Conference & Exhibition has grown to be the world’s leading annual ocean energy event. This year’s edition, [...]

July 2019

Het Waddenfonds steunt SeaQurrent met € 2,3 miljoen

2020-02-06T15:10:04+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

SeaQurrent kan met steun van het Waddenfonds een eerste demonstratie unit van de TidalKite gaan testen in het Borndiep. SeaQurrent heeft bij het Waddenfonds in het Investeringskader Waddengebied een majeur project ingediend voor de ontwikkeling en het testen van een full scale demonstratie unit in het Borndiep bij Ameland. Begin juli 2019 heeft het Waddenfonds [...]

June 2019

Friese vlieger haalt stroom uit getij

2019-06-29T08:20:39+00:00June 5th, 2019|

Friese vlieger haalt stroom uit getij De enorme kracht van de zee omzetten in energie. SeaQurrent doet dat. Het wekt elektriciteit op uit de getijdenstroom met behulp van een vlieger. Een technologisch geavanceerde onderwatervlieger welteverstaan. Bron: Northern Knowledge   Youri Wentzel bedacht het systeem. Zes jaar geleden schetste de Fries de eerste ideeën op een [...]

April 2019

SeaQurrent finalises Mooring Connection System feasibility project

2020-02-07T07:19:36+00:00April 30th, 2019|

With support of the MKB Innovatiestimulering Topsectoren (MIT) SeaQurrent was able to conclude the Mooring Connection System (MOCONNECS) feasibility project. This project was executed from May 2018 up to April 2019. The goal of the project was to identify and compare different potential MOCONNECS setups, select the preferred option and execute basic engineering on the [...]

March 2019

Sustainable development of the Dutch North Sea

2020-02-06T16:30:33+00:00March 1st, 2019|

SeaQurrent participates is the Community Of Practice (COP) North Sea to share knowledge and stimulate the sustainable development of the Dutch North Sea region. As the transition to a sustainable energy system requires more physical space than a fossil-based system, it is logical to also utilise the marine space for this in a smart way. [...]

September 2018

SeaQurrent participates in the Ride for the Roses

2018-10-03T13:53:41+00:00September 10th, 2018|

The goal of the Ride for the Roses is to make a fist in the fight against cancer with a unique bike ride:• raising funds for the KWF Kankerbestrijding, the dutch cancer society;• making the disease cancer a topic of discussion;• promoting a healthy lifestyle, in which sufficient exercise and healthy nutrition are central.The Ride for the Roses [...]

August 2018

‘Underwater kites’: Tidal energy for the Wadden Sea

2018-11-09T12:47:25+00:00August 9th, 2018|

The Dutch company SeaQurrent®, with support of the Waddenfonds, the Province of Friesland, De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk and in cooperation with the University of Groningen, is developing an 'underwater kite' - the TidalKite™ - with which sustainable energy can be generated from tidal currents. A scale model of the system is being [...]

June 2018

May 2018

SeaQurrent joined the Wadden Islands trade mission, the first fossil free trade mission ever

2018-05-22T13:23:40+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

SeaQurrent, together with 14 other sustainability startups, traveled to the Wadden Islands to connect business opportunities during the first fossil free trade mission in history. Maarten Berkhout, SeaQurrent's co-founder and project director joined the the Wadden Islands trade mission: "the organisation was great, the program they composed and network [...]

October 2017

SeaQurrent receives support from VIA 2017

2017-10-26T09:05:50+00:00October 2nd, 2017|

The 'Accelerator Innovative Ambitions' (VIA 2017) stimulates innovation and economic development in small and medium-sized enterprises in northern Netherlands. Entrepreneurs with an innovative idea for a new product or a new service can receive a subsidy for development costs. SeaQurrent received support for the completion of the next Technology Readiness Level [...]

September 2017

SeaQurrent | selected to present at the Springtij Forum 2017

2017-10-24T10:56:20+00:00September 21st, 2017|

SeaQurrent is selected by Accenture to pitch our company and present a challenge during the Springtij Forum on the 22nd September. The Springtij Forum is the biggest sustainability conference of the Netherlands. The Challenge is supported by the Ministry of Economic affairs, which is looking for initiatives that support the Natural Capital Coalition and One Planet Thinking programs. The challenge [...]

21 Bachelor students start conceptual design study of the PTO enclosure

2017-10-26T09:05:18+00:00September 5th, 2017|

Today again, 21 Bachelor students from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Institute of Engineering, kicked off the PTO enclosure conceptual design study project. We are very excited that this group of 21 talented young professionals and soon-to-be Mechanical Engineers started working on this assignment to help mature the development of our innovative TidalKite Power Plant. SeaQurrent is a supporter of building [...]

August 2017

July 2017

March 2017

Press release | Generating renewable energy from tidal currents

2017-10-24T11:18:30+00:00March 13th, 2017|

Dutch start-up successfully tests underwater kite After a period of intensive research, the Dutch company SeaQurrent®, in collaboration with its partners, developed an innovative renewable technology: the TidalKite Power Plant. In January, the first tests of the ‘multi wing' underwater kite took place at the renowned Research Institute MARIN in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The results [...]

February 2017

A new phase a new name

2017-10-24T11:19:30+00:00February 1st, 2017|

SeaCurrent becomes SeaQurrent® It is our mission to unlock the energy potential of our planet’s seas and oceans. In doing this we develop and plan to market and operate technologies that are future proof and truly sustainable. By this we mean, combining three factors: sustainability, affordability and reliability. Tidal currents are inexhaustible, very predictable and [...]

January 2017

Fruitful collaboration between SeaQurrent and Universities

2017-10-24T11:20:03+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

SeaQurrent is a supporter of building strong relations with knowledge institutes. The mutual benefit and added value received helps both SeaQurrent and the knowledge institutes to excel. In 2015 we started collaborating with the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Last year, Arno Holtrop, a Master student of the University of [...]

December 2016

Stroom met watervlieger

2017-10-24T11:21:12+00:00December 20th, 2016|

Uit De Ingenieur, 19 december 2016: "Het bedrijf SeaCurrent test bij maritiem onderzoeksinstituut MARIN een vlieger die langs de kust onder water energie opwekt. De vlieger bestaat uit meerdere vleugels die in tandem zijn geplaatst, vier of vijf achter elkaar, afhankelijk van lokale condities. Via een hoogwaardige kabel is de vlieger verbonden met een zogeheten [...]

November 2016

SeaCurrent receives support from The FORESEA Programme

2017-10-24T11:21:47+00:00November 8th, 2016|

SeaCurrent is proud to announce that we have received support from the FORESEA Programme. With the support from FORESEA SeaCurrent will be able to advance its TidalKite™ technology, test and demonstrate the integration of our innovative multi wing kite system with the Power Take-off. Youri Wentzel, CEO of SeaCurrent "This is great news! It helps [...]

September 2016

SeaQurrent hired Arno Holtrop

2017-10-26T09:04:57+00:00September 29th, 2016|

Arno Holtrop, a Master student of the University of Groningen, together with Prof. Stamhuis, started working on the theoretical model and he performed specialized lab tests to further optimize the hydrodynamic properties of the SeaQurrent TidalKite. Now, we hired Arno to continue his great work and continue the development of our system. We are happy [...]

July 2016

New kiting technique generates energy from ‘calm’ water

2017-10-24T11:23:16+00:00July 7th, 2016|

From a press statement of the University of Groningen -  University of Groningen researcher Eize Stamhuis is working with the company SeaCurrent to develop a new method of generating energy from tidal flows with a technology based on underwater kites. The method has significant advantages over wind and sun energy, as it can generate electricity [...]

October 2015

Opening EnTranCe by His Royal Highness King Willem Alexander

2017-10-24T11:24:21+00:00October 13th, 2015|

On the Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe) in Groningen, a facility of the University of Applied Sciences Groningen and Energy Academy Europe, students, researchers, companies, and the public work together to create the energy supply of the future. EnTranCe is the heart of all energy transition related innovation in the Northern region of the Netherlands. SeaCurrent [...]

September 2015

Co-sponsor single handed sailing regatta KWV Frisia

2017-10-24T11:24:52+00:00September 23rd, 2015|

SeaCurrent was one of the sponsors of the single handed sailing regatta which was organised by the Royal Saling Club KWV Frisia. The regatta was held on the lake IJsselmeer and was intended for sailing yachts. As the name implies, the race had to be sailed single handed. The yachts have to sail a 30 [...]

July 2015

Top 3 position at Startup Fast Track

2017-10-24T11:26:07+00:00July 6th, 2015|

On July 1st 2015 the first phase of the Startup Fast Track program was finalized with a day of forum presentations. All participating entrepreneurs were asked to present the progress and latest developments of their start-ups to a jury consisting of experienced business professionals. The presentation were focused on the business aspect of the start-ups, topics like [...]

June 2015

Press conference Fryslân Fernijt

2017-10-24T11:27:02+00:00June 23rd, 2015|

On June 23rd 2015 the Province of Fryslân has organised a press conference where the projects which received a grant from the Fryslân Fernijt program were introduced to the press. SeaCurrent and the joint venture partners gave the press and the delegate of province of Fryslân a comprehensive introduction of the project ‘ ‘Efficient energy [...]

SeaCurrent speaker during ENGIE Innovation week

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00June 19th, 2015|

Startup Fast Track participants were invited to join the finishing seminar of the international ENGIE Innovation week at the Dutch ENGIE head office in Zwolle. SeaCurrent and two other SFT participants were asked to present their innovation to the guests. It was an inspiring and successful session where SeaCurrent was able to tell her story [...]

Investment support allocated from the Fryslân Fernijt program

2017-10-24T11:27:31+00:00June 19th, 2015|

The Province of Fryslân has allocated €180,000 for investment support for the project ‘Efficient energy generation from flowing water’. This project is executed by the joint venture of SeaCurrent, Goos Watersport, and University of Groningen. The goal of the project is to develop the SeaCurrent high-tech power kite and prove the concept in practice. With [...]

April 2015

Startup Fast Track weekend

2017-10-24T11:28:08+00:00April 9th, 2015|

On behalf of SeaCurrent Youri Wentzel has participated in the ‘pressure cooker’ weekend of the Startup Fast Track program. During this weekend the participants of the program have received intensive training and coaching aimed at strengthening the entrepreneurship by giving active coaching on pitching and developing business models. The weekend was led by the American [...]

March 2015

Selected for Startup Fast Track

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00March 26th, 2015|

SeaCurrent has been selected to participate in the ambitious accelerator program ‘Startup Fast Track’. A total of 26 companies applied for participation; the 15 most promising start-ups have been selected to participate. Startup Fast Track is an initiative of Energy Academy Europe and GDF Suez. The program is powered by Venturelab North, University of Groningen, [...]

Partners for the development of prototype

2017-10-24T11:28:39+00:00March 12th, 2015|

SeaCurrent, University of Groningen and Goos Watersport have formed a joint venture for the development of a first prototype of the SeaCurrent high-tech power Kite. The goal of the parties is to develop the innovative concept into a functioning prototype and prove the concept in practice. If this is successful a brand-new and cost effective [...]

January 2015

SeaCurrent develops innovative concept to harvest energy from flowing water

2016-12-22T09:20:40+00:00January 29th, 2015|

It is well known that tidal streams contain enormous amounts of energy. The costs of harvesting this energy are currently too high compared to other energy conversion methods. Because of that, the majority of this very reliable renewable energy source remains unused. SeaCurrent has developed an innovative concept based on kite techniques and is very well [...]