According to a statement from the firm, during the period of commissioning and testing of environmental monitoring equipment, the platform - installed at its current location last September - "has fulfilled with the requirements established by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada to start operating. " It is the only tidal energy operating system currently installed in Nova Scotia.
The platform that is equipped with instant turbines developed by the German manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications Schottel, was originally developed and tested in Scotland with the support provided by Scottish Enterprise, a public body sponsored by the Government of Scotland that fosters economic development, business, innovation and business investment.
The CEO of Sustainable Marine Energy, Jason Hayman, explained: "We have been working diligently with a wide range of stakeholders, including research organizations, academic institutions and
regulators to develop effective methods of monitoring the environmental interactions of this new form of generation of electricity, and we will continue to do so as we move forward in our technology. "
For his part, the Minister of Energy and Mines of Nova Scotia, Derek Mombourquette, said: "The energy of the tides continues to develop and remains an important opportunity for businesses and workers in Nova Scotia."
"This achievement strengthens the position of our province as a national leader in the fight against climate change and as a world leader in the development of this clean and renewable energy technology," added Mombourquette.
Translator: Agustín Lorenzatti