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June 21, 2022
Control room photo
The commissioning program of the first Dragon 4 unit launched in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands in May, is progressing according to plan and the flight configurations are being finetuned sequentially to optimise the power output. The kite, recently named “Íðunn”, is operating autonomously 40 m below...Read more »
“We’re now commissioning the kite in Vestmannasund fully remotely from our headquarter in Sweden. The team is screening a vast volume of data every day to support configuration for optimized power production,” said Bernt Erik Westre, Chief Technology Officer of Minesto. The submerged nature of the... Read more »
April 05, 2022
Minesto shares first glimpse of the first Dragon 4 unit. The Dragon Class line is designed for increased performance, reduced costs, and scalable for commercial installations. It is the new range of power plants of Minesto’s Deep Green marine energy technology, having developed from the grid-... Read more »
March 15, 2022
Work is well underway at Minesto to produce the wings for the world’s first commercial ocean energy kites. The D4 (100kW) wing measures 4.9 metres wide and just got a fresh coat of paint at the workshop. The wing for our utility-scale D12 (1.2MW) is next in line and the 12m laminating tool is... Read more »
December 22, 2021
Leading marine energy developer Minesto today announces that, based on analysed production data and verified simulations, its utility-scale Dragon Class tidal energy power plants are each projected to produce 3.5 GWh of clean electricity per year at identified sites.Read more »
“Based on the technology’s current performance and simulations, Minesto’s next-generation marine energy power plants will be commercially ready to demonstrate the viability of ocean energy as a valuable baseload contribution to the net-zero energy mix”, said Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto. The... Read more »
December 22, 2021
In this Year-End Update Minesto's CEO Dr Martin Edlund expands on the recent announcement of projected power production for Minesto's Dragon Class power plants, while also reflecting on Minesto's progress in general during 2021.Read more »

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