Beothuk lays Canada offshore plan

Boats in Corner Brook port.

Corner Brook would be the site of a manufacturing base for gravity-based foundations

Canada’s Beothuk Energy has laid out plans to build its first offshore wind farm in St. George’s Bay, along the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, and an O&M port in Stephenville, the only town along the Bay.

Last autumn Beothuk announced plans to privately fund and build a 180MW offshore wind farm at an unspecified site in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The site Beothuk has chosen in St. George’s Bay has water depths of less than 50 metres, is outside of major shipping lanes and bird-migration routes, and is close to a major transmission corridor, according to the St. John’s-based developer.

Beothuk has requested an investigative permit from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador province for the proposed location.

The entire C$400m ($364m) proposal could create up to 600 jobs during peak construction, including 100 out Log in to read complete article.

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