Kasteleijn, Nijs Join Tocardo Managing Board
Henk Kasteleijn has joined tidal energy company Tocardo as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, and Ruud Nijs has joined as Project Finance Director.
Kasteleijn brings over 20 years of general and financial management experience with two leading multinationals in the innovative technology sector.
Nijs is a seasoned international banker with over 25 years of experience.
“I am very pleased that we have attracted two managing board members of this caliber to join Tocardo’s diverse and talented executive team,” said Hans van Breugel, Chief Executive Officer of Tocardo. “The demand for tidal power is increasing and therefore also the demand for working capital for the projects.”
Tocardo has the exclusive rights for the development of five tidal projects in the United Kingdom (Fall of Warness and Wales) and in the Netherlands (Delta works). The Universal Foundation System (UFS) is the new standard product, ready for commercial rollout. In Orkney (Scotland) at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) Tocardo has a license to install the first offshore system with our UFS and to operate on a commercial basis for a period of 20 years.
In The Netherlands Tocardo adjusted its installations to sluices, tidal inlets and flood barriers, as at the Afsluitdijk, but also at the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, part of the Dutch Delta Works. This in combination with a track record of 11 installed turbines is a proven technology.
Read more on Torcado's work here from the November/December 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter.