Ken Skates AM together with Minesto's CEO Dr Martin Edlund and COO David Collier. Photo: Minesto

Minesto welcomes Minister to Holyhead

May 30, 2018

On Thursday, Minesto had the honour of being visited by Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport in Wales, at our UK head offices in Holyhead.

The Cabinet Secretary was given a tour around Minesto’s offices with an update on Minesto’s operations in Wales and the company’s DG500 project from Minesto’s CEO Dr Martin Edlund and COO David Collier. Cabinet Secretary Skates was then shown Minesto’s DG500 marine energy converter and the current work being undertaken to prepare it for installation in Holyhead Deep. 

“We had a very inspiring discussion with the Cabinet Secretary regarding the role and potential of marine energy in Wales. He was really interested in getting to know more about our unique technology and our activities in Anglesey”, said Martin Edlund.  

Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates said: “I was pleased to visit Minesto’s Deep Green technology operation on Anglesey, which has been backed by European funding.  Anglesey has a long and enviable track record in energy generation and is now developing the future skills to support current and future projects.  It is also well placed to take advantage of the significant opportunities Wales’ coastline and waters have to offer in the area of marine energy.”

 

Minesto’s operations in Wales are being part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. 

Ken Skates AM being updated on Minesto's operations in Wales by the company's CEO Dr Martin Edlund. Photo: Minesto
Ken Skates AM being updated on Minesto's DG500 project in Wales by the company's COO David Collier. Photo: Minesto
Minesto's CEO Dr Martin Edlund COO David Collier guide Ken Skates AM during the Cabinet Secretary's visit to Holyhead, Wales. Photo: Minesto
Minesto's COO David Collier show Ken Skates AM Minesto's DG500 marine energy converter up close. Photo: Minesto