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Canadian FORCE Facility Joint Venture Partnership

Atlantis, a global leader in the tidal power sector, is pleased to announce that it has formed a joint venture partnership with the DP Energy group, a leading renewable energy development business, to develop a multi-turbine array at the FORCE facility in Nova Scotia, Canada. The partnership with DP Energy combines the world leading technology of Atlantis with the project development experience of DP Energy.

Atlantis and DP Energy have today entered into a sale and purchase agreement for the sale of a 50% interest in Atlantis’s  wholly owned subsidiary, Atlantis Operations (Canada) Limited (“AOCL”).  AOCL is the lease holder of a berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, and beneficiary of a grant of up to C$5 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada for installation of a tidal stream project at the site.  Additionally, in December 2014, it was announced that AOCL had been awarded a feed-in tariff for up to 4.5 megawatts of tidal generation at a rate of C$530 per megawatt hour.

The cash transaction, completion of which is subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, would enable the DP Energy group to take an active role alongside Atlantis in bringing AOCL’s opportunities to fruition and developing the huge potential of the Canadian tidal energy market.

 

Tim Cornelius, Atlantis CEO, said:

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to be working with DP Energy to tap into the opportunities afforded by Nova Scotia’s world class resources and supportive regulatory environment.  We are always aiming to create value for our shareholders through working with the right partners in technology and project development, and look forward to the contribution that the DP Energy group has to offer to our Canadian operations.”

 

Simon De Pietro, DP Energy Director, said:

“DP Energy is delighted to partner with Atlantis on this project in support of the Nova Scotia Government initiative to promote and demonstrate the potential for the use of tidal energy as a major source of renewable electricity production globally and we are eager to take on the exciting challenges provided by the tidal resource in the Bay of Fundy. The venture adds further depth to the growing portfolio of renewable energy projects of the DP Energy group of companies worldwide.”

Enquiries:

Atlantis Resources

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer

 

Duncan Black, Chief Financial Officer

 
   

DP Energy

 

Simon De Pietro, Chief Executive Officer

John Kerr, DP Energy Canada Director

+353 (0) 87 9722399

+353 (0) 86 2513899

   

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker to Atlantis)

+44 (0)20 7418 8900

Daniel Harris

Jock Maxwell Macdonald

Euan Brown

 
   

FTI Consulting

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

Ben Brewerton

Alex Beagley

Stephanie Blott

James Styles