Cape Sharp Tidal’s flagship 2MW turbine is now flowing power to the grid, following switch-on at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (Force) in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia, Canada.

The DCNS-OpenHydro machine, a 16-metre-diameter rotor in an 'open-centred' l’Arcouest design,  will now undergo a programme of pre-commissioning test by the developer – a joint venture between provincial utility Emera and OpenHydro parent company DCNS – in the run-up to a second unit being installed next year.

"This is a huge achievement for Cape Sharp Tidal ...