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Beothuk Energy to build 1GW offshore wind farm in Canada

CTBR Staff Writer Published 23 December 2015

Beothuk Energy has unveiled plans to build a 1GW wind farm off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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The company will build the C$4bn ($2.86bn) project in partnership with Jacob Capital Management, Siemens Offshore Wind, Talon Energy and Maderra Engineering.

To be built in shallow waters off the southwest coast, the wind farm is expected to employ 120 turbines.

A 200-nautical mile subsea cable, dubbed Can-Am Link, will be installed to transport clean electricity generated from the project to New England.

The link will make landfall close to existing transmission facilities near Boston allowing access to the New England transmission corridors.

Beothuk Energy president and CEO Kirby Mercer said: "Our announced projects are the first part of a greater Atlantic Canada regional plan that we have formulated for offshore wind power in the area.

"We are creating a new energy sector in the Atlantic provinces that will have an immense beneficial socioeconomic effect with thousands of new, highly skilled jobs.

"This project will also support the Trudeau Government's Climate Change Program, the UN Paris Accord, and the Nova Scotia government's Marine Renewable Energy Strategy."

Beothuk is in talks with several Canadian and American utilities and independent power producers with respect to power purchase agreements and partnerships for the project.

The company is planning to consult with Nova Scotia stakeholders, including First Nations and environmental groups, and municipalities in proximity to the project, early next year.

The Atlantic Canada based green energy company is also working on a 180MW offshore wind farm in St. George's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.


Image: Beothuk Energy will build the proposed 1GW project in partnership with Jacob Capital Management, Siemens Offshore Wind, Talon Energy and Maderra Engineering. Photo: courtesy of xedos4 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.