Press Releases


FORCE Steps Up Environmental Monitoring Efforts

Today, FORCE released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report, containing summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. The report will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. Learn More...

FORCE Gets Ready For Turbines, Expands Team

FORCE welcomes Joe Fitzharris as the chair of the board of directors, and Quality Manager at AMEC Black and McDonald, as well as new directors Jeremy Poste, Director for Cape Sharp Tidal and Country Manager for OpenHydro Technology Canada, Johnny Watson, project manager of Atlantis Resources, and Sue Molloy, general manager of Black Rock Tidal Power. FORCE is also pleased to announce Mary McPhee has been promoted to facility manager at the FORCE site. Learn More...

Invitation: Fishers Follow-up Meeting

FORCE FISHERS MEETING RE: CABLES – APRIL 14th, 2015 As a follow up to our December 2014 meeting, we have completed mapping the seabed location of the recently installed power cables in the Minas Passage. For reference, please see: FORCE subsea power cable map Notice to Mariners (Canadian Hydrographic Service) FORCE invites fishers and other interested Learn More...

Invitation: Meeting for Fishers

FORCE – FISHERS MEETING – DECEMBER 16th, 2014 FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy) is pleased to invite fishers to a meeting to offer an update on the tidal energy project. FORCE is proposing a safety zone in the Minas Passage around the recently installed underwater power cables. The zone would help protect people, cables and fishing gear from harm. The meeting Learn More...

Global Coordination of Tidal Testing

COORDINATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING KEY FOR GLOBAL OCEAN ENERGY TEST SITES Ocean energy test sites spanning Europe, Asia, and North America have committed to coordinate procedures and standards to ensure consistency in testing marine energy converters across the globe. Bringing together operational and planned test sites from around the world for the second time, the Learn More...

Mission Accomplished: Tidal Energy Project Successfully Installs Underwater Power Cables in the Bay of Fundy

[Note: video b-roll of marine operations available at: https://vimeo.com/110195098.] [Hi-Res photos available here: http://fundyforce.ca/media-center/images] Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 PARRSBORO, NOVA SCOTIA The Bay of Fundy is now wired for power: four underwater power cables have been successfully installed in the Minas Passage, each able to deliver electricity directly to homes across the province. The Fundy Learn More...

Notice: FORCE Marine Activity

FORCE is now mobilizing to conduct a series of marine trials this week. A number of vessels will be involved, including barges and tugs, maneuvering and holding station. These trials support the deployment of up to four underwater power cables in the near future. These cables are designed to connect tidal turbines to our shore Learn More...