PLAT-I onsite team post floats vacant in Grand Passage

Illustration/PLAT-I being inspected in Scotland (Photo: Sustainable Marine Energy)

Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a Schottel Hydro company, is seeking a tidal research and testing assistant who will assist its team in operation and monitoring of a tidal energy project in Canada.

The specific duties for the position – besides providing operation and monitoring assistance for the PLAT-I tidal energy platform soon to be deployed in Nova Scotia’s Grand Passage – also include collecting of tidal energy performance as well as environmental data.

The Mi’kmaq Tidal Research and Testing Assistant job is open for applications until August 31, 2018, according to BRTP, which applied to Nova Scotia’s Department of Energy for a license that closed for public comments earlier this month.

According to the application, the goal of the project is to conduct a demonstration test program to prove PLAT-I performance in Nova Scotian tidal conditions.

The 280kW PLAT-I device arrived to Canada in July aboard Atlantic Sky container ship after leaving the Liverpool Port in July.

The platform – developed by UK-based company Sustainable Marine Energy – features four SIT250 turbines, forming a clean energy-generating system whose off-grid demonstration in the Bay of Fundy is planned to last for a minimum of three months period, the developers said earlier.

The upcoming deployment follows the one successfully conducted throughout 2017 and in the first half of this year in Connel Sound in Scotland – an area with milder sea climate than the ones the PLAT-I will be facing across the Atlantic.

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