Beothuk seeks Canada offshore pilot

Boats in Corner Brook port.

Boats in Corner Brook port.

Beothuk Energy is proposing to develop utility-scale offshore wind farms to supply Atlantic Canada and the US Northeast, with the first step a C$400m ($388.8m) 180MW pilot project to be located in Canadian waters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Beothuk, based in St. John’s and Corner Brook in Newfoundland and Labrador province, estimates 30 turbines could generate electricity for less than 10 cents per kWh.

The little-known company says it intends to manufacture, supply, and operate offshore wind energy projects using gravity based structures as foundations. It contends that those structures are proven lower risk and cost, and more versatile.

These would be manufactured in Corner Brook, a small port city located in western Newfoundland Island.  Beothuk says that Corner Brook is an efficient deepwater port located next to major energy markets Log in to read complete article.

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