Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship

This week Canadian representatives of the growing marine renewable energy industry will showcase the sector’s expertise and capabilities to an international audience in Cork, Ireland. Marine Renewables Canada, with support from the Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scotia, is leading a trade mission of 32 delegates to the 4th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), an event that is increasingly playing a role in building research and business partnerships.

Since a Canadian delegation last attended EWTEC in Nantes, France in 2015, significant strides have taken place in the Canadian marine renewable energy industry that establish Canadians as one of the leaders in the global industry.

“Canadian companies and researchers have been building experience and expertise through research, deployments, and demonstrations across Canada and internationally,” said Elisa Obermann, Executive Director of Marine Renewables Canada. “Many of the delegates attending EWTEC are involved in Cape Sharp Tidal’s project in the Bay of Fundy, wave energy R&D in British Columbia, and river current energy demonstrations in Manitoba. The mission provides an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, build relationships, and highlight the strengths of Canada’s marine renewable energy sector.”

EWTEC is a steadily growing event, now attracting about 600 participants. Through participation in conference presentations, a pavilion, and side business and networking events the mission will serve to showcase Canada’s strengths, attract investment, and help participating organizations develop potential business and research relationships in the global industry.  This mission is part of the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia’s efforts to support trade and investment through the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

The following organizations are participating in the mission to Cork:

  • Acadia Tidal Energy Institute
  • Axys Technologies Inc.
  • Blu-tility
  • Cape Sharp Tidal Venture
  • Cascadia Coast Research Ltd.
  • Canadian Hydrokinetic Turbine Test Centre
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd.
  • Envigour
  • Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy
  • Glas Ocean Electric
  • Mersey Consulting
  • Nova Scotia Department of Energy
  • Offshore Energy Research Association
  • Rockland Scientific

More details about the 2017 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference can be viewed at: