Scots tidal berths in Canada
Sustainable Marine Energy Plat-I platform arrives in Nova Scotia ahead of Fundy tests
Sustainable Marine Energy’s Plat-I floating tidal device has arrived in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia prior to testing in the Bay of Fundy.
The platform arrived in Halifax aboard Atlantic Container Line’s Atlantic Sky containership having sailed from the UK port of Liverpool.
The 280kW trimaran will be assembled and then transported by sea to the Grand Passage, where it will undergo testing for a minimum of three months between late summer and the autumn, subject to securing consent.
The non-grid connected tests aim to demonstrate Plat-I performance in Nova Scotian tidal conditions.
SME said the proposed deployment is a "crucial stepping stone” for future commercial projects in Nova Scotia, including at the nearby FORCE test site.
The Plat-I device consists of four 70kW Schottel SIT 250 turbines with 6.3-metre diameter rotors.
Image: Plat-I floating tidal platform (SME)