Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd (formerly Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. BRTP) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a turnkey supplier of integrated tidal energy generation systems. Sustainable Marine Energy was founded in 2012 to develop tidal energy platforms and enabling technologies. In 2018 SME merged with the tidal energy businesses of SCHOTTEL including Black Rock Tidal Power, which was renamed Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd.
SME will be commercialising the tidal turbine technology developed by SCHOTTEL, in-conjunction with its platform and anchoring solutions, to offer an integrated solution to the market. SME will also be continuing the development of projects in Nova Scotia, Canada that will be used to prove up its products, including the 5MW berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) that was awarded to SCHOTTEL in 2014.
SME has bought its technology to Canada with the installation of the first ground-breaking 280kW PLAT-I platform at Grand Passage in Digby County in September 2018. The platform had previously been tested in Scotland and will form part of SME’s first commercial array in Nova Scotia with testing continuing throughout 2019.