Tidal turbine entering final preparations

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Final preparations for the tidal turbine being built at Aecon for the Cape Sharp Tidal Project are underway.

The steel subsea base needs to be ballasted with with concrete and the turbine needs be be commissioned.

Sarah Dawson, Community Relations manager for Cape Sharp Tidal says, “In the coming days, we will move the first turbine to Halifax for that operation. As always—we are dependent on the right tides and the right weather, and safety will be our top priority while in transit and at port.”
Outreach and consultation about the demonstration project will be ongoing while the ballasting work is taking place — and for a period of time after that as well.”We are moving the turbine to Halifax, but not moving ahead with deployment at this time.”

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Dawson says, “We are moving the turbine to Halifax, but not moving ahead with deployment at this time.

During this ongoing period of pause, an ideal outcome is that we have sat down for meaningful dialogue with those who previously felt they weren’t heard. We always learn from these engagements. Like everyone who has an interest in the Bay of Fundy, we believe that a number of industries and interests can co-exist responsibly.”

The Cape Sharp Tidal project tidal project is located near Parrsboro; partners are OpenHydro and Emera.


The turbine on the barge dockside in Pictou.

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