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Atlantis tidal device to Bay of Fundy

Atlantis Resources Corporation has been allocated the fourth berth in the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) for a tidal stream testing in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia in Canada.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

Together with Lockheed Martin and Irving Shipbuilding, Atlantis will customise, build, deploy and monitor one of its 1 MW AK-1000 Mark 11 tidal turbine at FORCE’s Minas Passage test site.

Lockheed Martin will be responsible for engineering design elements, production drawings and procurement of major tidal turbine components along with system testing.

Irving Shipbuilding will oversee construction of the tidal turbine base and assembly of the device in conjunction with other local suppliers.

The Atlantis tidal turbine is planned for deployment in the summer of 2012.

The other berth-holders in the tidal power project are: Nova Scotia Power in partnership with Open Hydro of Ireland; Minas Basin Pulp and Power together with Marine Current Turbines; and Alstom of France with its Clean Current technology.

FORCE is scheduled to install four subsea transmission cables to connect the test tidal turbines to the electrical grid in the summer.

Last autumn, Nova Scotia established a feed-in tariff to encourage the development of commercial, transmission-connected tidal arrays.

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watchingfrogsboil said

12 February 2011
Top Pentagon Military Officers are also Top Lockheed Martin Salesmen

Not sated after sacking the U.S. Treasury, like locusts our Military Industrial Complex is swarming around the globe seeking new sources of sustinance. In the photo linked below we see U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz presenting a model of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules to Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony at a ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon near New Delhi, India on Saturday (5 February 2011) to mark the induction of the first of six Lockheed Martin C-130J airplanes purchased for the Indian Air Force.

U.S. total debt $55.6 trillion, U.S. federal debt $14.1 trillion, U.S. federal deficit $1.5 trillion, U.S. dollar rapidly losing world reserve currency status, as U.S. politicians bought and paid for by multinational corporations (legalized by Citizens United vs. FEC) cut education, close schools, convert asphalt roads to gravel and accelerate America's descent into oblivion so they can pay Lockheed Martin and other greed- and graft-infested government contractors billions for Rube Goldberg defense systems and myriad non-defense boondoggles as unnecessary, unaffordable and unjustifiable as our unending wars for oil and profit. And with the open support of Pentagon top brass, the debt for death and destruction will grow to plague nations around the world:

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