Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro, a DCNS company, is preparing to make industry history during 2015.
The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer is to deliver two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays in France and Canada later this year: a tidal energy industry first.
In the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, OpenHydro is working with Emera to deploy and grid connect two 16m turbines (2MW each), tapping into one of the most powerful tidal environments on Earth. Off the Brittany coast at EDF’s Paimpol – Bréhat site, OpenHydro will also install two grid-connected, 16m turbines.
OpenHydro employs 125 staff across three sites: a technical centre in Carlingford, Co Louth; offices in Dublin and a Canadian branch in Halifax, Nova Scotia. By the end of 2015, it plans to grow its workforce by a further 25 per cent.