Canada’s new prince of tides: world’s first floating array heads out

RECHARGE| February 5, 2021

Innovative, multi-turbine design to be used to build potentially market-changing 9MW Pempa’q project in Bay of Fundy

An innovative floating tidal power array being developed by Scotland’s Sustainable Marine for a potentially market-changing demonstration project off Canada is in tow for installation in the Bay of Fundy.

The distinctive cross-shaped, multi-turbine design is set for trials at Nova Scotia’s Force R&D centre after lead-off testing in a stretch of water called the Grand Passage, where currents speed as fast as 2.5 metres per second, in the next step of the 9MW Pempa’q project.

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