Minesto has successfully completed additional offshore infrastructure installation in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, to double electricity production from two Dragon 4 (100kW) tidal energy power plants in an array set-up.

A second foundation, subsea cable and onshore interface have been successfully installed, and the subsea infrastructure is ready for a second kite installation and electricity production.

The installations have been carried out with small vessels and experienced partners to reduce further installation and marine operations costs for large-scale build-out. The seasonal operating window for infrastructure installation has also been extended by conducting these operations in winter.

“By doubling production capacity, we significantly increase the value of the Vestmanna site. We can showcase our technology to a greater extent as we generate more production data, optimise features in an array configuration, and of course, deliver more electricity to the grid as committed to our utility partner SEV,” says Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.

Source: https://www.minesto.com/
Image source: Courtesy of Minesto

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