MORE TIDAL ENERGY TESTING AT NOVA SCOTIA’S BAY OF FUNDY
New tidal turbine planned for Bay of Fundy
February 16, 2011 (PennWell via HydroWorld)
"A fourth berth in the Bay of Fundy has been awarded to U.K.-based Atlantis Resources to test a tidal turbine, the government of Nova Scotia reported.
"Atlantis Resources Corporation is partnering with Irving Shipbuilding and Lockheed Martin to design, build, deploy and monitor the AK-1000 Mark II turbine, one of the world's largest tidal turbines."
The AK-1000 Mark II (click to enlarge)
"The company expects it will cost…$10 million to $15 million to deploy the turbine."
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"The AK series turbines are commercial scale Horizontal Axis Turbines designed for open ocean deployment in harsh environments, according to Atlantis…[They] are available in 1 MW and 2 MW systems…
"Atlantis Resources Corporation, Irving Shipbuilding and Lockheed Martin were one of five bidders for the fourth berth in the Bay of Fundy. They join the three existing berth-holders: Nova Scotia Power in partnership with Ireland-based OpenHydro, Minas Basin Pulp and Power and B.C.-based Clean Current."