Cape Sharp Tidal is preparing to temporarily retrieve the 2MW DCNS OpenHydro open-centre turbine in Nova Scotia in Canada for modifications.

The developer said the modifications will be to some of the turbine control centre components, which is an electrical sub-system attached to the subsea base and connected to the turbine.

It allows the transformation of the raw power from the generator into grid-compatible AC power, Cape Sharp said.

The turbine will be transported by barge to Saint John, where it will stay dockside while the turbine control centre undergoes maintenance.

The first tidal window for the operation is 15April to 20 April 20, then about every two weeks thereafter.

Redeployment will take place after the work is complete, the company said.

The Cape Sharp device delivered first power in November last year.

Image: OpenHydro

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