A Norwegian team anchors a floating tidal barge in Nova Scotia

The technology of Seasystems will be used in the first phase of the Pempa’q project.

The first phase of Sustainable Marine’s 9MW Pempa’q floating tidal power array in the Minas Passage in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada, will be moored by Norwegian company Seasystems.

Seasystems has been commissioned to supply adjustable mooring tensioners for the first phase, which includes a 420kW Plat-I tidal energy platform.

These are linked to the anchors that hold the power station in place in the strong tidal current, lying on the seabed – linking the anchor chains with the anchors, according to the firm.

“It is incredibly inspirational to be a part of such a ground-breaking initiative as Pempa’q in the worldwide shift to more sustainable sources of energy,” said Seasystems managing director Torkjell Lisland.

“This is our first mooring contract in floating tidal power, and it marks a significant milestone for the firm.”

“We’re ecstatic to be breaking into new and progressive markets in the thriving renewable energy sector, helping to build a more sustainable, low-carbon future.”

Seasystems has teamed up with Swift Anchors, a division of Sustainable Marine, to develop a hybrid mooring connector and anchor solution for wave, tidal, floating wind, floating solar, ocean thermal energy conversion, deep water aquaculture, and other difficult anchor applications, according to the company.

This novel solution, which was used on the Pempa’q project, combines Seasystems’ adjustable mooring tensioners with Swift Anchors’ extensive anchor product line.

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