Martin on Apr 12th 2008
The vast cost of constructing the Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System is a factor that will daunt many considering the project. It is in fact difficult to estimate this cost because it involves construction in the ocean on a scale never before attempted… well it has to a certain degree.
Palm Island is an artificial island made for luxury homes in the oil rich country of Dubai. The conditions near Dubai are rather benign and any potential TIE System would need to be an order of magnitude stronger, but the technology of artificial island creation can be utilized.
Once the engineering and interdisciplinary work has been completed, the products of the TIE System will be well placed to fit into the modern world’s existing infrastructure. It should then be possible to insure, regulate, tax and do all the other things that an industrial facility does. For instance, the TIE System need a workforce to maintain the plants and tend the lagoon in order to maximize production as it is in the current offshore petroleum business.
The vast wealth that is to be made by supplying food and fuel on this scale is obvious.
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