Cape Sharp Tidal installs subsea connector cable and launches Scotia Tide deployment barge

Release Date: 14/12/2015

Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, has completed two significant milestone operations in preparation for the next phase of the tidal energy demonstration project - the installation of its subsea power cable and the launch of its deployment barge.

World-­first cable installation

The operation to lay the Cape Sharp Tidal interconnection cable is the first project
component to be deployed, and the only system of its kind in the world. The operation
was completed during a single tidal cycle, while holding position over Cape Sharp Tidal’s
berth site at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) near Parrsboro,
Nova Scotia.

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Cape Sharp Tidal installs subsea connector cable and launches Scotia Tide deployment barge