Tidal Lagoons

We are able to provide Funding & EPC to build Tidal Lagoon Power Plants, if appropriate and will investigate the potential in the Lapsset Corridor – we had arranged the funding for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon but the developer let the planning permission run out. Others in the future are possible and we are in negotiations

The tidal range in Kenya can vary along its coastline. The largest tidal range in Kenya is found in the coastal region of Malindi, where it can reach up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) during spring tides. In other areas along the Kenyan coast, the tidal range is generally around 1-2 meters (3.3-6.6 feet). It is important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary depending on specific locations and different tidal cycles.

We had brought the final funding package to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the UK through Morgan Stanley Bank in the USA

Mombasa Tidal Range

In Kenya – A tidal range of 1-6 meters can be considered suitable for tidal power, although the lower range may not provide the highest level of energy potential compared to areas with larger tidal ranges. Tidal power technologies, such as tidal barrages or tidal turbines, can still effectively harness energy from tidal currents within this range. Tidal power projects in areas with smaller tidal ranges may require additional considerations, such as the use of more advanced turbines or other strategies to optimize energy extraction. It is also important to assess other factors like local oceanographic conditions, environmental impacts, and economic viability before determining the feasibility of tidal power projects in a specific location.

Malindi in Kenya tidal range

Overall, while a tidal range of 1-2 meters may be less ideal than larger tidal ranges, it can still offer viable opportunities for tidal power generation if properly evaluated and designed with the necessary technologies and considerations.

The ideal tidal range for a tidal lagoon can vary depending on various factors, including the specific location and intended purpose of the lagoon. Generally, a tidal range of at least 4 meters (13 feet) or more is considered suitable for a tidal lagoon. Tidal ranges of this magnitude allow for a significant amount of water to flow in and out of the lagoon, maximizing the potential for generating tidal energy. However, it is essential to conduct site-specific assessments and feasibility studies to determine the optimal tidal range for a particular tidal lagoon project.


PSECC Ltd had arranged funding from Morgan Stanley for this Swansea project.

The ideal tidal range for a tidal barrage, similar to a tidal lagoon, depends on various factors, including project location and objectives. Generally, a tidal range of at least 5 meters (16 feet) or more is considered ideal for a tidal barrage. This range ensures a significant difference in water levels, allowing for effective harnessing of tidal energy through the barrage’s turbines. However, it is crucial to note that tidal range alone does not determine the overall suitability of a location for a tidal barrage. Factors such as environmental impact, infrastructure requirements, and economic viability also need to be considered during project planning and assessment.