Minesto's CEO Dr Martin Edlund and Mr Albert Owen MP at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.

Minesto kite unveiling ceremony put focus on Wales’ marine energy potential

August 30, 2018

Key stakeholders and local suppliers are joining Minesto in Holyhead today for an unveiling ceremony of the company’s first marine energy kite at utility scale.

“We are celebrating what Minesto have achieved in Anglesey over the last few years. The demonstration of our unique technology in the Holyhead Deep is a first-of-its-kind project that represents a substantial milestone for Minesto and the marine energy industry in Wales”, said Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.

Minesto is joined in Holyhead today by local suppliers and partners, representatives of the Welsh Government and Albert Owen, Member of Parliament for Anglesey for the unveiling of the DG500 kite, Minesto’s first device at utility scale of its awarded and patented marine energy technology called Deep Green.

The DG500 system is currently undergoing a commissioning program at Minesto’s site in the Holyhead Deep off the coast of North West Wales. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office.

Commenting on Minesto’s activities in Wales, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford said: “The unveiling today of Minesto UK’s EU funded Deep Green kite technology marks a significant milestone towards tidal energy generation. It is very good to see the progress of this unique project in Anglesey, an example of just how important EU funds are to growth and jobs in North Wales and to the development of Wales’ marine energy industry.”

Minesto's CEO Dr Martin Edlund speaks at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Guests at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Göran Linder, Director of Minesto and CEO of Midroc New Technologies speaks at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Minesto's Louise Marsden at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
The winner of the naming competetion of the DG500 kite is announced at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Louise Marsden, Minesto and Iwan and Elsie with family, winners of the kite naming competetion at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Minesto's Board of Directors at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
artin Edlund, Minesto, Anwen Morgan, Anglesey County Council, Albert Owen MP, Cllr Glyn Haynes, Holyhead Town Council and Cllr Kieth Thomas, Mayor of Holyhead, Holyhead Town at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales
Bethan Owen, WEFO, Osian Roberts, Martin Edlund and Tanya Parry, Minesto, Amanda Thomas, WEFO, Louise Marsden and Fredrik Ahlström, Minesto
Minesto's COO David Collier and CTO Bernt Erik Westre at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
David Jones, MEW, Holly Pretious, MEW, Cpt Steve Davies, Stena Line and Gerallt Llywelyn Jones, Morlais at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Darren Morris, Anglesey Mechanical Services and Llyr Griffiths AM at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
Cllr Glyn Haynes, Holyhead Town Council and Cllr Keith Thomas, Mayor of Holyhead at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.
David Jones, MEW, Martin Edlund, Minesto and Gerallt Llywelyn Jones, Morlais at the Unveiling Event of Minesto's first utility-scale device in Holyhead, Wales.