Dutch firm to build power-generating bridge in Indonesia

The government of Indonesia has sealed a $400m deal with a new Dutch construction firm to build a power-generating bridge in the Solor Archipelago.

With built-in turbines the bridge will be able to generate up to 30 megawatts of electricity per hour from the ocean tides, as well as providing a crossing between the islands of Flores and Adonara.

A view of the narrow Larantuka Strait, across which the bridge will be built (

Dutch firm Tidal Bridge will build the 1.3-km-long suspension bridge across the Larantuka Strait, reports the Jakarta Globe.

The bridge deal, announced 22 April, is one of four worth more than $600m agreed with Dutch companies during a bilateral business forum in The Hague on the sidelines of a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Tidal Bridge BV was founded in 2015 with three shareholders: Strukton International, Antea Group and Dutch Expansion Capital.

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