MARIN, the Dutch Maritime Institute, have this week tested out a mega island floating structure that could revolutionise the renewable energy sector.
Given the difficulty and environmental effect large built in structures can have on oceans this project as, part of the Blue Future initiative, aims to seek sustainable solutions to such problems.
Olaf Waals, project manager and the concept developer: “As sea level rises, cities become overcrowded and more activities are carried out at sea, raising the dikes and reclaiming land from the seas are perhaps no longer an effective solution. An innovative alternative that fits with the Dutch maritime tradition is floating ports and cities.”
See how the mega island stands up to simulated high sea.