K Line branches out into tidal energy

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) is branching out into tidal energy. The Japanese shipowner is working with Chubu Electric Power and Ireland’s DP Energy to develop a tidal energy project in Nova Scotia, Canada. This project will be the first tidal energy project in which Japanese companies will participate overseas.

Three underwater turbine generators are planned to be installed in the Bay of Fundy, with the aim to start operation of the first turbine in 2023. The project holds a 15-year power purchase agreement with Nova Scotia Power and is a recipient of an approximately C$30m ($24m) grant from Natural Resources Canada.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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