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APR 2018

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32 ST | April 2018 Marine Renewables Legislation in Nova Scotia The government of Nova Scotia has proclaimed the Marine Renew- able-energy Act, a major milestone for Canada's marine renewable en- ergy sector. It provides a framework for the governance and develop- ment of marine renewable energy resources, including tidal, wave and offshore wind energy. Key features include the designation of areas of priority for development, as well as a licensing and permitting regime. A demonstration permitting program is now open, allowing proponents to seek up to 5 MW for demonstration of a project. The program has a cap of 10 MW and requires all applicable permits and approvals in place. Kraken in Germany Wins Support for Offshore Wind Kraken Robotics Inc.'s German subsidiary, Kraken Robotik GmbH, was named a winner in the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelera- Gangway System for Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann have joined forces to deploy a walk-to-work (W2W) solu- tion for the Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Vroon's VOS Stone vessel, the new- est addition to its offshore support fleet, will be mobilized with an Am- pelmann A400 gangway system. The gangway, launched in 2017, will be utilized for the first time for W2W operations during array ca- bling work and commissioning of the Arkona offshore wind farm. The project should finish by September. Half-Scale WEC Testing at EMEC CorPower Ocean has successful- ly installed its half-scale C3 wave energy converter (WEC) at the Euro- pean Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland. The C3 point absorber was in- stalled at EMEC's Scapa Flow scale test site in collaboration with local marine contractor Green Marine (UK) Ltd. The device was towed to site and the surface-operated install sequence was successfully per- formed from a vessel. The C3 WEC was connected to a floating microgrid unit provided by EMEC. The microgrid has been designed to allow the C3 device to behave as if it were grid connected by provid- ing a stable voltage and frequency reference, simulating the imped- ance of a typical grid connection, absorbing power from the device under test and providing power to auxiliary systems. This ocean deployment is look- ing to prove off-grid operations to address market segments such as islands, offshore installations or re- mote coastal locations. marine renewables

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