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Emera Inc. is geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With $9.07 billion in assets and 2013 revenues of $2.2 billion, Emera has investments throughout northeastern North America, and in four Caribbean countries. The Company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera’s strategy is focused on the transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and the delivery of that clean energy to market.

The Emera group of companies relies on the dedication and expertise of its 3,600 employees who provide excellent customer service and reliable energy to approximately 1 million customers. The Company maintains high standards in safety, reliability, customer service and environmental care. Emera is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMA.  Additional information can be found at


 J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse, family-owned enterprise headquartered in Saint John,  New Brunswick.  Founded in 1882, the company has operations in Eastern Canada and the United States. With a dedicated team of approximately 15,000 associates, J.D. Irving, Limited Companies include:

  • Forestry & Forest Products
  • Transportation (road, rail and sea) & Logistics
  • Shipbuilding & Industrial Marine
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Industrial Equipment, Construction Services & Building Materials
  • Consumer Products
  • Agriculture
  • Food

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. provides one of the most exceptional combinations of shipbuilding, offshore and industrial fabrication, ship repair and engineering services in North America.  Our accessible locations on the east coast of Canada are second to none and among the most efficient in North America. They include Halifax Shipyard, our largest facility and the location of our head office, Woodside Industries in Dartmouth and Shelburne Ship Repair in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Towing Limited has been a leader in marine services for over 50 years, bringing successful and reliable marine transportation solutions to customers around the world through its offices on the East Coast of Canada and various operating locations extending from the Arctic to Trinidad and Tobago. Atlantic Towing is a member of JDI Integrated Logistics, which provides a comprehensive range of road, rail, marine and logistics services to the global market.

JDI Logistics integrates and manages a wide array of third party logistics services in both the United States and Canada.  Our leading edge technology platforms give us a unique advantage, enabling us to handle the most complex and challenging material movements across multi-modal transportation components.  JDI Logistics is a member of JDI Integrated Logistics, providing a comprehensive range of road, rail, marine and logistics services to the global market.

Irving Equipment Limited is Atlantic Canada’s largest provider of crane rental, heavy lifting, specialized transportation, pile driving, wind energy and project management services. With the region’s largest fleet of over 140 cranes with lift capacities ranging from 8 to 827 tons, Irving Equipment can complete projects of any size.

CFM (Formerly Fleetway Facility Services) provides custom machining and fabrication and a full array of quality and technical services. CFM has a proven track record in delivering customized, cost-effective solutions to the onshore and offshore oil and gas, utilities, and shipbuilding industries. 



Nova Scotia continues to be a leader in the global marine renewable energy industry, and actively pursues research, development, and regulatory initiatives to pursue the sustainable and responsible growth of this industry in the province and throughout Canada. The Department supports this development through international collaboration, providing in regulation economic drivers such as Feed-In Tariffs, developing industry standards, engaging the public and research institutions and supporting industry development by working with its partners and stakeholders.

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OERA is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds and facilitates collaborative offshore energy and environmental research and development including examination of renewable energy resources and their interaction with the marine environment. Our mission is to lead environmental, renewable and geoscience energy research that enables the sustainable development of Nova Scotia energy resources through strategic partnerships with academic, government and industry.



The Department of Economic Development is here to help new and seasoned exporters explore and aggressively pursue global markets. From sales training and market reconnaissance to international missions complete with match-making and lead generation services, our staff are experts in helping companies go global. The Department of Economic Development has 12 offices in every corner of New Brunswick to better serve entrepreneurs in every region of the province. To learn more about the department’s programs and our export strategy, Growing Global Markets, visit or call 1 800 665-1800.



The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we are building a stronger economy.


The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization (RTO). Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services.


The Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, which operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency in Paris. OES supports ICOE by development and maintenance of a dedicated website which contains information about each past ICOE event, including an open public archive with over 400 published papers. ICOE Archive – Past Events – includes materials, papers, presentations etc. from past events.


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OpenHydro, a DCNS company, is a technology business that designs, manufactures and installs tidal energy systems, enabling our customers to supply renewable energy that is silent, invisible, predictable, cost effective and in harmony with the environment.

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ACORE, a 501©(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at