Norwegian company Seasystems is providing mooring technology for the first phase of Sustainable Marine’s 9MW Pempa’q floating tidal power array at the Minas Passage in Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The first phase consists of a 420kW Plat-I tidal energy platform, with Seasystems commissioned to supply adjustable mooring tensioners.
Lying on the seabed, these are attached to the anchors that hold the power station in place in the strong tidal current – connecting the anchor chains with the anchors, the company said.
Seasystems managing director Torkjell Lisland said: “In the global transition to more sustainable forms of energy, it is extremely inspiring to take part in such a ground-breaking project as Pempa’q.
“This is the first mooring contract we secure within floating tidal power, representing an important breakthrough for the company.
“We are thrilled to be entering new and progressive markets across the vibrant renewable energy sector, contributing towards a sustainable, low-carbon future.”
Seasystems said it has joined forces with Swift Anchors, a division of Sustainable Marine, in developing a hybrid mooring connector and anchor solution, specifically targeting wave, tidal, floating wind, floating solar, ocean thermal energy conversion, deep water aquaculture and other challenging anchor applications.
This new solution, applied to the Pempa’q project, involves the integration of Seasystems’ adjustable mooring tensioners with Swift Anchors’ broad anchor product portfolio.