Cape Sharp Tidal has deployed the first 2MW OpenHydro open-centre turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (Force) near Parrsboro in Nova Scotia.

The four-hour operation was completed in one tidal cycle.


Atlantic Towing’s Kingfisher towed the Scotia Tide deployment barge from West Bay to the site, after which the turbine was lowered to the sea floor.

The remainder of the week will involve grid-connecting the unit to Force’s subsea cable.

As well as Atlantic Towing, local companies Seaforth, Mike Huntley and RMI also participated in the work.

Image: Cape Sharp Tidal