The potential deployment of Tidal Stream Turbines in identified sites around Mexico is considered. An initial assessment of suitable locations is made based upon the nature and level of available resources. The characterisation of these resources is part of ongoing national research activities, summarised herein. One aspect of the specific nature of the available resources can be characterised as low velocity. This will require adaptations to existing turbine designs and to their management and operation. To aid this process the development and potential application of a drive train test rig is presented. Using inputs generated by simulation, laboratory tests and site-specific surveys this rig will be deployed to support the engineering and testing of turbine condition monitoring and management strategies.