The focus of the meetings will be discussion of a floating platform study planned for Grand Passage this winter. A general update on tidal energy R&D and project development will also be provided.
The approximate location for platform and moorings is shown on Figure 1 (below). The location was selected based on tidal flow, depth, seabed type, wave conditions, and consultations with local fishermen.
The platform will be approximately 30’ x 12’ and constructed of 3’ roto-molded pontoons and a 20’ x 12’ steel deck section. The mooring spread is approximately 160 m x 50 m.
The plan for navigation markings includes a) yellow buoys with radar reflectors and lights at each of the four anchor locations, and b) navigation lights on the platform.