UK outfit Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Canada’s Minas Tidal have agreed to co-develop their test berths at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (Force) in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia, as 9MW project, creating the largest in-stream tidal array in North America so far.

Operating as Spicer Marine Energy, the pair will use SME’s floating PLAT-I concept to develop the so-called Pempa’q project – which takes its name from a local First Nations word for ‘rising tide’ – in phases starting next year, leading off with a 1.26MW