Water-Current Turbines (WCTs) are non-polluting electricity generation plants that harness the kinetic energy of natural water courses, using several kinds of rotors. At the School of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires, researchers are developing a WCT whose particular characteristics improve technical and economic performance. A channelling device, integrated into the flotation system, is used to modify flow conditions in the neighbourhood of the rotor. This system was developed from theoretical modelling and small-scale model testing in a hydrodynamic test canal. The principal advantages of this kind of machine include reduced need for fixed civil works, ease of transport and relocation and autonomous, self-regulated operation, and it is expected to be a low-cost and long-lifetime system.