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  • 26 October 2010

    * REpower MM100 with 1.8 MW rated power developed especially for the North American market * Turbine to be presented to the public at the CanWEA wind energy trade fair in Canada for the first time REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) will present its new MM100 wind turbine at the CanWEA Canadian wind energy trade […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1,184 Ontario voters, over one half, or 52%, favour offshore wind farms. 26% of the voters polled disapprove offshore wind farms and 22% do not have an opinion on the matter. The poll has also shown that almost two thirds (65%) of […]

  • 22 July 2011

    As the demand for energy increases worldwide, the search for renewable and viable sources of power intensifies. Two Ryerson University researchers have taken that search underwater, and using Iran as a test case, have found that oceans and lakes could make an enormous contribution to global energy production.  “Bodies of water are a huge, untapped […]

  • 16 May 2011

    The number of wind turbines in Ontario has increased from a handful to almost 800 in just eight years, with windmills now supplying… By Jon Hembrey (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, May 16, 2011;

  • 26 January 2012

    Windstream Energy has announced its decision to invest in Kingston, home to Ontario’s first contracted offshore wind power project. At a press conference yesterday organized by the Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON), Windstream announced preliminary agreements with Anchor Concrete Products Ltd., George A. Wright & Son Ltd. and M. Sullivan & Son Ltd. for its […]

  • 27 December 2011
    Jobs & Recruitment

     Many of the jobs didn’t exist two decades ago: Genetic counsellor, nanosurgeon, cyber soldier, seafloor miner… By Brett Bundale (thechronicleherald) [mappress] Source: thechronicleherald, December 27, 2011; Image: acadiau

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Nova Scotia’s Minister of Energy and Minister of Communications, Andrew Younger today visited Siemens’ SeaGen tidal energy turbine at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.  Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is pushing ahead with even more ambitious innovation in Canada with the SeaGen-F floating turbine, which forms a backdrop to today’s visit. Minister Younger climbed aboard SeaGen […]

  • 22 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    The mayors of the three Lambton County municipalities bordering Lake Huron are cool to the idea of erecting offshore wind turbines. Mike Bradley of Sarnia, Lonny Napper of Plympton-Wyoming and Bill Weber of Lambton Shores responded with caution to a recent Conference Board of Canada report on offshore wind power generation. Financed by manufacturer Vestas […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    UK Subsea Cable Specialists Engineering Technology Applications Ltd have received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for their global success, particularly in relation to offshore renewables. The award recognises that in the last three years ETA has seen an increase of nearly 200% in international sales. This increase has largely been […]

  • 24 December 2010

    In a new study released by The Conference Board of Canada and financed by the wind company Vestas Offshore, the development of offshore wind farms could boost Ontario’s economy by $4.8 billion to $5.5 billion a year between 2013-2026. During the same time frame, development could lead to a total of $10 billion in capital […]

  • 8 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Fundy Tidal Inc. and Clean Current Power Systems Inc. have entered into an agreement to test and demonstrate a 3.5m diameter Clean Current tidal turbine as part of a Tidal Power System (TPS), including energy storage and system controls that enable balancing of power production with community load (TPS project).   The TPS project is […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Canada’s Northland Power has, through its subsidiary, executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the 300MW Hai Long 2A offshore wind project in Taiwan. Northland and its partner Yushan Energy own 60% and 40% of Hai Long 2A, respectively. Hai Long 2A is the first of the three Hai Long projects with a […]

  • 18 April 2011

    The tidal turbines are coming and Digby wants to be at the centre of the action. The town has launched a campaign to position itself as a service centre for the tidal energy industry that is beginning to evolve in parts of the Bay of Fundy. “We are the largest port on the Nova Scotia […]

  • 20 November 2012

    OrcaLab, a whale research station on Hanson Island, B.C., and SRM Projects Ltd., a renewable energy engineering firm from Nanaimo, B.C., has jointly announced that they have found common ground after SRM Project’s tidal energy investigative license application for Blackney Passage raised concerns with OrcaLab and others because the site is located within Critical Habitat […]

  • 26 February 2014

    The AR1500 is the latest tidal power turbine system under development at Atlantis. The AR1500 will have a rated capacity of 1.5MW at 3.0 m/s and will be designed to withstand the extreme environmental conditions expected to be encountered in the Pentland Firth in Scotland and the Bay of Fundy in Canada. The detailed design […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    One of Canada’s leading financial institutions has joined the international partnership behind London Array. La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (La Caisse) has taken a 25 per cent share in the offshore wind farm after buying half of DONG Energy’s 50 per cent holding. The other shareholders are E.ON (30 per cent) and […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group.

  • 5 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom will work together to advance tidal research to help the future development of the industry.   A memorandum of understanding between the province, the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board will encourage joint research in order to improve the technology required […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The €1.2 billion Nordsee One project has reached financial close announced Canadian-German duo today. Northland, who owns 85%, and RWE Innogy, who owns the remaining 15% of 332MW project, said the equity is contributed to the project and all debt required for the project is fully committed. Approximately 70% of the project’s required costs will be provided from […]

  • 31 March 2014

    Marine Current Turbines Ltd. (MCT), a Siemens company, and Bluewater Energy Services B.V. (Bluewater) have agreed to jointly develop a 2 megawatt floating tidal current turbine, called SeaGen F. This turbine will be the first of its kind to be installed in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, in cooperation with Nova Scotian project developer Minas Energy. […]

  • 25 October 2011

    Market Drivers for Onshore and Offshore Wind Power, Regulatory and Policy Issues, Technology Issues, Key Industry Players, and Wind Capacity & Revenue Forecasts. The North American wind energy industry is lagging in key areas compared to Europe and Asia, but many key industry players are optimistic about the North American market as turbine costs continue […]

  • 17 February 2014

    The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) has awarded two investigative licences to Canadian SRM Projects. Namely, SRM plans to develop several projects which will harness the tidal power. The two mentioned projects are South Discovery Passage, located between the City of Campbell River and the south end of Quadra […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    After Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) published a photo of ongoing works on an onshore electrical infrastructure, Offshore WIND contacted the Center to find out more about this phase of the project. The photo shows the installation of the last cable vaults, which will house the shore end of FORCE’s 34.5kV subsea power […]

  • 5 January 2012

    Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has selected Siemens Canada Limited to supply up to 130 turbines for its offshore wind power project. Siemens will manufacture the turbine blades at its plant located in Tillsonburg, Ontario. The 300MW offshore wind project is planned to be located from five to sixteen kilometers off the southwest shore of […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Canada’s test center for in-stream tidal energy technology FORCE is now mobilizing to conduct a series of marine trials this week.  A number of vessels will be involved, including barges and tugs, maneuvering and holding station. These trials support the deployment of up to four underwater power cables in the near future. These cables are […]

  • 20 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve built two subsea instrument platforms that will give […]