Cable setup delay for Minesto’s Faroe Islands demo


Minesto’s tidal energy project in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands has hit a snag due to a technical issue occurring during cable laying.

Therefore, the subsea cable installation that connects to the electric grid failed to complete as planned.

The technical issue with the subsea cable is not related to Minesto’s DG100 tidal kite powerplant, the company noted.

However, it will add to the installation time plan going forward.

Minesto said it aims to complete the infrastructure installation during upcoming periods of favourable tidal conditions.

“No matter how eager we are to get the kite system up and running with electricity production to grid as soon as possible, we respect the lead time required to safely complete the installation of project infrastructure,” said Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.

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