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We are looking for staff to join our Canadian team
February 28th, 2019

We have an immediate vacancy for a Project Electrical Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team, based in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

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PLAT-I Operational in Nova Scotia - first power generated from the tidal currents of Grand Passage in Digby County
February 27th, 2019

On Saturday, February 23rd, the PLAT-I platform generated first power in Grand Passage, becoming the only operational in-stream tidal energy system currently installed in the province of Nova Scotia.

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SCHOTTEL backs Sustainable Marine Energy to deliver its global tidal energy ambitions, starting in Canada
January 20th, 2019

SCHOTTEL has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into SME, including UK subsidiary TidalStream Ltd and Canadian subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP), who's name has been changed to Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd.

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The PLAT-I platform was installed in Grand Passage, between Brier and Long Islands Nova Scotia
September 20th, 2018

The marine operations to install the mooring system and the platform started on Saturday 15th September. The PLAT-I floating platform was launched at A.F. Theriault & Son Boatyard in Meteghan River at 6am Tuesday, and was towed across to Grand Passage by local fishing vessels TyKiSha-J and Island Lady G.

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PLAT-I tidal energy platform shipped from Connel in Western Scotland to Grand Passage in Nova Scotia.
June 25th, 2018

Sustainable Marine Energy’s (SME) PLAT-I tidal energy platform hosting four SCHOTTEL HYDRO SIT 250 turbines has successfully completed the first phase of its testing programme at Connel, on the West coast of Scotland. The Company is now preparing the platform for installation in Nova Scotia.

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PLAT-I: Groundbreaking Tidal Energy in the Global Media Spotlight
March 1st, 2018

The PLAT-I platform has drawn interest from the media since it's installation near Connel bridge in November 2017. Over the past few months film crews from both BBC Alba and Deutsche Welle have visited the site and interviewed staff from both SME and our partner SCHOTTEL Hydro along with some of the visitors who have been evaluating the technology.

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SMEs floating tidal energy platform PLAT-I has started power generation in Scotland
December 11th, 2017

Within 48 hours of installation on the 25th of November SME and SCHOTTEL HYDRO teams had completed the first phase of commissioning the PLAT-I system which included first power generation and preparation for the large spring tides during the first week of December.

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Floating Tidal Energy Power Plant installed in Western Scotland
November 25th, 2017

On November 25th Edinburgh-based tidal energy technology developer Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) installed the game changing PLAT-I tidal energy platform at its test site near the Falls of Lora, Western Scotland.

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RAPTOR rock anchors installed for PLAT-I test deployment at Connel
October 30th, 2017

SME has successfully installed its unique rock anchor technology which will be used to secure PLAT-I for its test deployment

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The floating tidal energy platform is being built in Peterhead at JBS Scotland Group
October 16th, 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has presented the design of its new floating tidal energy platform, the PLAT-I, which will shortly be making its way out to the Philippines for real-sea deployment.

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