Nova Scotia Power, OpenHydro reach project milestone for marine hydro device

Nova Scotia Power and its technology partner, OpenHydro, have successfully completed recovery of OpenHydro’s demonstration turbine from the Minas Passage.

Recovery of the 400-ton tidal turbine represents a first for OpenHydro and a first for the Bay of Fundy. The recovery also satisfies one of the key objectives set with Nova Scotia Power at the outset of this important tidal turbine demonstration project, according to a press release.

OpenHydro next will conduct a detailed engineering analysis of the unit and access the data collection and storage equipment that was installed on the gravity base and tidal turbine. The engineering analysis will begin early in the new year.

OpenHydro and Nova Scotia Power remain fully committed to re-installing the tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy as soon as possible, a press release states.

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