Halifax firm to test floating turbine in Bay of Fundy late next year – CP

Halifax firm to test floating turbine in Bay of Fundy late next year – CP

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2016433 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Jul 12, 2016

Halifax-based Minas Energy says it plans to test a floating turbine in the Bay of Fundy in late 2017.

The company will partner with Tocardo International BV, a firm based in the Netherlands.

The new partnership will test the Dutch company’s technology in the Minas Passage.

The Tocardo technology consists of four 250 kilowatt bi-directional open rotor turbine generators which are attached to a floating platform.

The platforms are held in place with a mooring system that will allow water flow beneath the turbine which is not anchored to the ocean floor.

The company says its in-stream device is designed to ensure the safety of human and marine life.

The partnership says it will hold consultations with First Nations, local communities and the fishing industry prior to testing.

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