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Tidal power group FORCE adds staff, board members

Bay of Fundy Tidal Energy Potential

Two staff members and two volunteer board members have been added to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) team.

The announcement, made during the Nova Scotia Energy Research and Development Forum by FORCE general manager Tony Wright this past week, was made as the group continues developing tidal energy in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

"As we build on the success of installing the first ever subsea cable in the Minas Passage and prepare to install four subsea power cables this year, we are entering a period of tremendous activity and growth," Wright said.

Joining FORCE's staff are Anne-Marie Belliveau and Simon Melrose, who will serve as the director of operations and project manager for the Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform, respectively.

Belliveau is a professional engineer and certified project manager with a background in managing large, multi-disciplinary environmental engineering projects.

Meanwhile, Melrose most recently served as Nova Scotia manager for marine weather and oceanographic company Oceans Ltd.

Additions to the FORCE board include Janet MacMilan and Paul Jamer as independent directors.

MacMilan is a partner and lead strategic counsel at National Public Relations, while Jamer is a marine engineer and vice president of corporate development for Aspin Kemp & Associates.

"The caliber of people we are fortunate enough to attract to our staff and our board is the reason we continue to be successful," Wright said. "These are outstanding individuals who contribute immensely to our collective tidal power efforts."

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