Minesto kits out Deep Green
Subsystems, including rear nacelle, procured for flagship tidal device
Swedish tidal kite developer Minesto has procured subsystems for its 500kW Deep Green commercial device to be installed off the North Wales coast later this year.
The components include the so-called microgrid system (MGS) buoy, rear nacelle, tether rope and fairing.
The MGS buoy, to be manufactured by Scotland’s Malin, will contain a transformer and all other things related to the production, and disposal, of electricity generated by the device.
The buoy also acts as the point of communication between the offshore site and onshore operations.
Minesto has placed an order with Sweden’s Motala Verkstad for the rear nacelle. The rear nacelle holds the hydraulic system and the rudders.
The front part of the nacelle will be delivered along with the turbine to be supplied by Schottel Hydro.
Dutch outfit FibreMax will supply the tether rope made of high-tech fibre Dyneema.
The tether rope is the cord which anchors the wing of the Deep Green power plant to the bottom joint at the seabed foundation.
UK-based Subsea Energy Solutions will supply the fairing, which is the outer casing of the tether, enclosing the rope as well as cables for communication and power transmission.
The Deep Green device is scheduled to be deployed off Anglesey's Holyhead by the autumn.
Image: Deep Green (Minesto)