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Cape Sharp Tidal

Dartmouth and Pictou, Nova Scotia

The project delivered one of the world’s first tidal arrays, with the deployment and grid connection of two 16-metre turbines in the Bay of Fundy, each capable of generating 2MW of electricity.

Aecon carried out two contracts – one for the fabrication and assembly of the two turbines – and another for the construction of the barge that was used to take the turbines out to sea.

CLIENT
OpenHydro Technology Canada

CONTRACT VALUE
$22 million

START DATE
2014

COMPLETION
2018

PS-1765

1,150
TONNE CAPACITY OF BARGE

16
METRE DIAMETER OF TURBINES

280
TRADE EMPLOYEES ON-SITE AT PEAK

Cape Sharp Tidal was a joint venture between Emera Inc. and OpenHydro, a DCNS company, with the objective of deploying a fully grid connected 4MW tidal array in the Bay of Fundy in 2015. This project was one of the world’s first multi-megawatt arrays of interconnected tidal turbines, providing energy to over 1,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

1308-BB-1354

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