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Nautricity, Fundy Tidal to Develop Tidal Energy Project in Nova Scotia, Canada

first_imgNautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed an MoU to develop a 500kW tidal project in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Petit Passage.Nautricity is completing system testing of its CoRMaT and Hydro-buoy technologies at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The project at Petit Passage provides flows similar to those at the EMEC site and approach the speeds found at the FORCE site in Nova Scotia.Cameron Johnstone, CEO of Nautricity said: “This is a great platform to demonstrate how new approaches to the development of tidal energy projects can deliver benefit to both Nova Scotia and Scottish companies. The opportunity for tidal development around the world is immense, and Scotland and Nova Scotia have some of the best resources and best developed regulatory regimes anywhere.”Vince Stuart, President of Fundy Tidal stated: “We have been in discussions with Nautricity for a couple of years and are most pleased that both our companies have evolved to the stage where we are now formerly working together in the delivery of the Petit Passage project. This partnership is a concrete example of the desire of both the Scottish and Nova Scotia governments and industry to foster collaboration on marine energy developments.”Expected deployment of the turbine in Nova Scotia will be in late summer of 2015. The MoU not only facilitates the delivery of this important project, but provides for collaboration on a wide range of issues from grid connection and storage, to participating in research and development initiatives at both Scottish and Nova Scotia universities.Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Energy, said: “This is an example of the kind of collaboration and partnerships we are promoting and developing between Nova Scotia and Scottish companies and universities.”Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing said: “I am delighted that Nautricity, a Scottish tidal energy company, has signed this MoU with Fundy Tidal Inc. to deploy its innovative tidal technology at Petit Passage in the Bay of Fundy and develop a leading project in Nova Scotia.”“Scotland is a world leader in the developing market in wave and tidal stream energy. We are fortunate to have home grown technologies and excellent green energy resources and this is the type of cooperation and collaboration that is needed to drive the tidal stream industry forward globally.”Nautricity, a University of Strathclyde spin out company, is a tidal energy technology developer based in Glasgow, Scotland developing next generation tidal energy solutions. They have recently received full consenting for their tidal site at the Mull of Kintyre in southwest Scotland.Fundy Tidal is a community based tidal developer in Nova Scotia which has approval for 3MW of tidal COMFIT projects in Digby County.Press release, June 25, 2014; Image: Nautricitylast_img read more

Egypt sees daily record of 28 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll hits…

first_imgMap of Egypt. Selective Focus. Egypt witnessed on Saturday a new record of 28 single-day fatalities of COVID-19, bringing the death toll in country to 735, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.The country also confirmed 727 new cases infected with the novel coronavirus, raising the total infections registered in Egypt since mid-February to 16,513, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.Megahed noted that 254 coronavirus patients were completely cured and discharged from hospitals on Saturday, increasing the total recoveries to 4,628.He stressed Egypt’s close cooperation and coordination with the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 case detection and necessary medical care.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 infection on Feb. 14 and the first death from the pandemic on March 8, both of whom were foreigners.Over the past 30 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the most populous Arab country implemented a nationwide nine-hour nighttime curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time to curb the spread of the virus.From May 24, which marks the beginning of the post-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr holiday, the evening curfew will be 13 hours instead of nine, for six days, to maintain social distancing and avoid gatherings amid the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.After the Islamic holiday, from May 30, the curfew will be reduced from 13 to 10 hours for two weeks and then, the government will consider from mid-June easing restrictions and gradually resuming several suspended activities.Egypt has already started easing restrictions and gradually reopening services and offices that have been halted since mid-March amid the government’s “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming services, businesses and economic activities.Egypt and China join hands in fighting COVID-19 through mutual support and exchange of medical aid and expertise.On May 16, the Egyptian authorities received the third batch of medical aid from the Chinese government to help the North African country with its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.On Thursday, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said that Chinese companies in Egypt take strict precautionary measures to maintain their work momentum in different projects amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Related Zambia records 2nd COVID-19 death Djibouti confirms 1st COVID-19 related deathcenter_img Benin records first COVID-19 deathlast_img read more