Aecon to fabricate tidal power platform for Black Rock Tidal Power

Tidal platform in Canada

Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. of Nova Scotia, Canada, has awarded the contract to fabricate its Triton S40 tidal power platform to Aecon Atlantic Industrial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aecon Group Inc.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

BRTP’s tidal-current energy technology uses 40 SIT 250 turbines mounted on the Triton, providing total capacity of 2.5 MW. The Triton can be brought to the surface to allow for easy maintenance access, BTRP says.

This will be the first full-scale fabrication of this technology in the world, according to a press release. The instream tidal device will be installed in Canada’s Bay of Fundy in 2017.

“Aecon is pleased to be working on this significant tidal energy project with Black Rock Tidal Power, and we are confident this project will showcase Aecon’s experience and best-in-class facilities in Nova Scotia,” said Mark Scherer, executive vice president of Aecon Energy.

BRTP is one of only five companies from around the world awarded a demonstration site at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE).

“Our team is on the leading edge with this innovative technology and we are excited to be working with Aecon and many other Nova Scotia companies to show the world the benefits of tidal power,” says BRTP’s General Manager Nils Hirsch.

BRTP is a subsidiary of Schottel Hydro.

HydroWorld.com reported in October 2015 that BRTP had raised US$11.5 million for investment in its Triton platform.

More marine hydrokinetic news is available on HydroWorld.com.

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