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Big marine companies seek to seize OpenHydro, Cape Sharp tidal assets

August 8, 2018

Epic Fail. Dumbasses left a spinning 2,000,000 watt generator at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy that generates dangerous high voltages. If they kill our Maine lobster there will be hell to pay.

German cargo ship BBC Emerald was used to transport tidal equipment from Ireland to Canada

Two big marine companies are seeking to seize assets involved in the Cape Sharp Tidal testing project at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro, N.S.

Documents filed with the Federal Court of Canada show that the German firm, BBC Chartering, is seeking to “arrest” the school-bus-sized Turbine Control Centre (TCC) attached to the Cape Sharp turbine that now sits on the floor of Minas Passage.

The TCC converts the raw electrical power the turbine produces into grid-compatible electricity. (Click here to read Cape Sharp’s more detailed explanation.)

In a sworn affidavit filed with the court, the German ship chartering company claims that the Irish-based turbine developer, OpenHydro Technology Canada Ltd., owes it more than $877,000 partly for transporting the TCC from Ireland to Saint John, N.B. earlier this year. (To read the…

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