Minesto has entered into a technology partnership with German tidal turbine manufacturer Schottel Hydro. The objective is to supply Minesto with hydrokinetic turbine components in 2016 and 2017. ”This is a strategic technology partnership with one of the world leaders in underwater technology, ensuring the quality and performance of our marine power plant, Deep Green”, said Minesto’s CEO, Anders Jansson.
According to the newly signed agreement. Schottel Hydro will deliver a customized turbine solution which will optimally fit the requirements of Deep Green, Minesto’s underwater kite construction that is expected to be deployed in 2017 at the Holyhead Deep site off the coast of Anglesey, Wales. The lightweight nacelle power-take-off system includes a turbine, drive train, power electrics and auxiliary devices. All components will be tailor-made to fit the system of the ‘underwater kite’ perfectly.