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Singapore to test the waters for tidal power with Japanese partners

Kyushu Electric Power group to advise on floating turbines to run lighthouse

Bluenergy Solutions' tidal turbines will be used to power up a lighthouse on an island. (Photo courtesy Bluenergy Solutions)

FUKUOKA, Japan -- Japanese energy group Kyushu Electric Power will take part in testing technology that could replace diesel with ocean currents as a power source on an island in Singapore.

Singaporean renewable energy company Bluenergy Solutions will conduct the test off Pulau Satumu, 14 kilometers south of the city-state's main island. Kyushu Power group companies Kyuden Mirai Energy and Kyuden International will participate in the pilot.

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