Pathway Phase 3 - Tech Validation - Cable & Platform Development / Sensor Integration - Participation in the Pathway Program through Development of the Platform and Cabling Solution

Halagonia Tidal Energy Limited (HTEL) worked with OERA (now Net Zero Atlantic), Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) and other Industry members on the Pathway Program. HTEL was responsible for designing, assembling, and delivering to OERA a fully functional, multi-sensor monitoring platform design. The fully functioning platform has now been successfully demonstrated in the tidal stream at the FORCE site in Parrsboro. HTEL used an existing platform frame designed to be used at the FORCE site, owned by FORCE, as the starting point for the monitoring platform. Using the best information available at the time, HTEL acquired sensors to be used by the project. The layout of the sensors on the platform was designed to ensure the proper clearance, access and coverage specific to each sensor. These sensors were attached to the platform using bespoke brackets designed and manufactured by Precise Design; the brackets were specified to withstand the expected forces at the test site. The sensors were integrated through a common user interface by JASCO Applied Sciences (JASCO). The data management plan was developed and executed by Strum Engineering. A corrosion analysis was completed by Corrosion Services to identify the optimum size of and locations for sacrificial anodes to provide cathodic protection to the platform, sensors, fixings and connectors. MacArtney Canada Ltd (MacArtney) completed the cable termination of the subsea cable and other sensor cables as required. MacArtney also designed and manufactured the multiplexor for the system. This multiplexor split the power from the power supply to each sensor and provided the fibre connection for data transfer from each sensor to the workstation ashore. The Marine Operations (deployment, recovery, etc.) were planned and managed by Halifax Offshore Consulting, supported by Huntley’s Dive and Marine and Dominion Diving. Seaforth Geosurveys identified the best route for the subsea cable from the test site back to shore. Enginuity designed and manufactured bend restrictors to protect the subsea cable at the platform connection point.