Sea-Breeze Tech Demonstration Project



Sea-Breeze Tech Demonstration Project, led by Brezo Energy Inc., brings together the marine heritage and talent of Cape Breton and communities on both sides of the Strait Area, including small, medium and large companies, academic institutions, and international expertise, to complete development and start commercial use of a technology that will significantly reduce the cost of Green Energy, turning the technology into an exportable product and drive regional growth.

The Sea-Breeze Tech project will create both low and high skilled jobs, promote Canada’s green energy sector and create a uniquely Canadian brand of offshore wind technology.

The following organizations are part of Sea-Breeze Tech Demonstration Project:


Public Sector:

  1. Participation of Communities
  2. Provincial Government
  3. Federal Government

Private Sector:

Technology Owner - EPCi (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation):
  1. Brezo Energy (Headquarters in Port Hawkesbury, offices in Guysborough County, Richmond County, and Sydney), www.brezoenergy.com
Manufacturing & Construction (The following organizations have been invited to provide services):
  1. McNally Construction Inc. (Nova Scotia - Ontario), www.mcnallycorp.com
  2. East Coast Metal Fabrication (Nova Scotia), www.ecmf.ca
  3. Mulgrave Machine Works (Nova Scotia), www.mulgravemachineworks.ca
  4. Mi’kmaq Crane Services (Nova Scotia), Facebook
  5. Sma’knis Maritime Safety (Nova Scotia), Facebook
  6. RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. (Nova Scotia), www.rjmacisaac.ca
  7. Corvus Energy (British Columbia), www.corvusenergy.com
The project is supported by the following international organisations:
  1. MIT, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (Precision Engineering Lab), www.pergatory.mit.edu
  2. Lloyd's Register, www.lr.org/en-us
  3. MHI Vestas, www.mhivestasoffshore.com
  4. Seaplace, www.seaplace.es
  5. A worldwide leading Offshore Wind Power company
Industry Association:
  1. Marine Renewables Canada, www.marinerenewables.ca

Academic Partners:

  1. University of New Brunswick, www.unb.ca/research/vp
  2. Université de Moncton, www.umoncton.ca/recherche
  3. Nova Scotia Community College, www.nscc.ca
  4. Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, www.ccnb.ca
  5. The University of British Columbia, www.ubc.ca
  6. The University of Alberta, www.ualberta.ca
  7. Dalhousie University, www.dal.ca
  8. University of Waterloo, www.uwaterloo.ca


Sea-Breeze Tech


Sea-Breeze Tech is a multi-year technology project that will develop and deploy a revolutionary new design for the platforms that underlie every offshore floating wind turbine. Unlike conventional floaters, which are built one at a time using traditional shipbuilding techniques, this project will commercialize a high-speed fabrication method, based on proven concrete caisson production techniques.

Upon completion, the project will deliver a new technology demonstration and have created the supply chain and infrastructure ready to scale production to supply floaters along the Atlantic coast and technical know-how to renewable energy developers worldwide.

Project


The Sea-Breeze project is developing a key offshore floating wind platform technology, which will be produced for export, create a local supply chain and grow into a strong Canadian brand

Definition

Sea-Breeze Tech consists of two components: the floater (TRL 6), and its construction method (TRL 9)

Stages

1) Construction of scaled, and of full size units.
2) Pilot Park of > 100 MW.

Why Deep-waters

Wind speed and consistency is significantly higher in deep-waters

TRL

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) is an indicator of the maturity level of a technology

Why in Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia offers an attractive combination of a modern, 12 month, deep water port, proximity to the United States, where the offshore wind market is growing the fastest, and capable local industrial partners

Proximity to Markets

New offshore wind farms expected in North-East USA

Natural Conditions

Cape Breton and The Strait Area have superb wind, and port infrastructure

Skilled Workforce & Infrastructure

Experienced marine operators, and deep-water port

Regulatory Framework

The Province of Nova Scotia has created a welcoming environment for Offshore Wind Energy technology development

Community


Sea-Breeze Tech Demo will directly and indirectly create hundreds of sustainable, high paying jobs for both skilled and unskilled labor, promoting growth in the Province and development of Canada’s green energy sector

Contracts & Jobs

Well-paying jobs in consulting, manufacturing, and services

Workforce Training

Academic institutions ready to train future workers

Supply Chain

Suppliers from Cape Breton and the Strait Area make over 70% of the Supply Chain

Benefits

Immediate and long-term benefits

Impact Assessment (IA)
Formerly known as EIA


A clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand.

We believe in including early, inclusive and meaningful public engagement.

Decisions should be based on the best available science and Indigenous knowledge; adhering to the principles of scientific integrity, honesty, objectivity, thoroughness and accuracy; and sustainability for present and future generations.

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Taking action now, to position Canada as a global leader on clean technology innovation, will help ensure that Canada remains internationally competitive and will lead to the creation of new good jobs across the country.

Investing in clean technology, innovation, and jobs will bring new and in-demand Canadian technologies to expanding global markets.

These investments will help improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of mitigation and adaptation measures and will equip Canada’s workforce with the knowledge and skills to succeed.
The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change