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Cape Sharp Tidal deploys another Bay of Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully deployed its second massive 2MW turbine Sunday afternoon at its test site in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, eight kilometres west of Parrsboro, N.S. “We had a very good day today,” said a … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp pulls test turbine from Minas Passage

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. has unexpectedly announced plans to retrieve its OpenHydro test turbine from the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro. The turbine was lowered into the sea nearly five months ago and the company says it … Continue reading

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Too early to tell about effects of tidal turbine, but no evidence of any yet, FORCE says

The general manager of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) says nearly five months after deployment of a Cape Sharp tidal turbine, there has been no evidence of effects on fish, marine mammals or seabirds. “But it’s too … Continue reading

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Fishermen face uphill battle during court challenge to Fundy turbines

A lawyer for the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association appeared to have a tough time this week persuading a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge that a 1,000 tonne tidal turbine should not have been lowered into the Minas Passage … Continue reading

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Success! Cape Sharp Tidal deploys Fundy turbine

Work crews successfully lowered a 300 tonne OpenHydro turbine and its 700 tonne base into the Minas Passage this morning during a four-hour operation at ebb tide. The turbine slipped beneath the calm, blue surface and came to rest on … Continue reading

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Fishermen pissed at environment minister’s OK to tidal turbines

Nova Scotia’s environment minister has come under fire from fishermen for approving the installation of two tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. “The environment minister has shown a shameful lack of judgment by ignoring the concerns of a … Continue reading

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Tempest in a turbine: another tidal delay at Black Rock

A scientific report from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) appears to have triggered another delay in the deployment of tidal turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. Cape Sharp Tidal had been planning to install a 2MW turbine this … Continue reading

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New 2015 timeline shows NS gov’t concerned over tidal costs

The Nova Scotia government continues to back the long-term development of tidal power in the Bay of Fundy, but my newly published timeline of events in 2015 shows the province is increasingly concerned about costs. Melissa Oldreive, a tidal policy analyst … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp announces progress on tidal project near Parrsboro

Cape Sharp Tidal says it has completed significant steps in preparation for the deployment of two turbines in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. The company adds that with help from its marine operations partner Atlantic Towing Ltd., it has installed 300 metres … Continue reading

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De Pietro-owned energy company gets fifth berth at FORCE tidal site

An Irish renewable energy company is increasing its stake in the tidal test site at Black Rock in the Minas Passage. DP Energy has been awarded a fifth spot (Berth E) at the FORCE site west of Parrsboro. The company … Continue reading

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Parrsboro possible site for tidal turbine assembly and repair

Parrsboro could be chosen as a location to assemble and repair tidal turbines according to the site development manager for Cape Sharp Tidal. During last night’s open house at the Parrsboro Fire Hall, Nick Fyffe said the company wants facilities … Continue reading

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