Press Releases


FORCE Begins Construction on Subsea Platform

(Halifax, NS) Understanding the Bay of Fundy’s powerful tides is getting easier, thanks to a new advanced sensor platform being built for the Minas Passage. Simon Melrose, the platform project manager for the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), speaking at the Nova Scotia Energy Research and Development Forum today, announced construction contracts for Learn More...

FORCE: Tidal Energy Project Expands Team

(Halifax, NS) Nova Scotia’s efforts to harness the power of the highest tides in the world are accelerating this year, and more people are joining the project to help ensure its success. Today, speaking to industry, science, and government representatives at the Nova Scotia Energy Research and Development Forum, Tony Wright, general manager of FORCE Learn More...

Public meeting: May 20th project update in Parrsboro

Invitation FORCE and our partners are pleased to invite you to a meeting to offer an update on the tidal energy project as well as introduce some of our new members. This will be an opportunity to meet and hear from: Minas Energy, Marine Current Turbines (a Siemens business), and Bluewater, OpenHydro (a DCNS company), Learn More...

Cable Trials: December 2013

FORCE is conducting a rehearsal of a subsea data cable installation at the FORCE test site in the Minas Passage during December. The rehearsal supports the deployment of cable in the near future that will connect to an underwater research platform; it also helps us prepare for the deployment of subsea power cables in 2014, designed to connect tidal turbines to our shore facility. Learn More...