First electricity produced from Minesto’s second foundation in Faroe Islands

Swedish ocean energy developer Minesto has installed the tidal power plant Dragon 4 and generated the first electricity at the newly added second foundation in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands.

Courtesy of Minesto

The production of the first electricity was revealed in Minesto’s update on the Vestmanna project on 14 March.

Offshore infrastructure works to double the capacity at the Vestmanna site were completed in December 2022 and an upgraded tether solution was introduced in a targeted R&D project that aims to further improve production performance by reducing resistance in the water.

The project is executed in collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency.

Early in summer 2022, Minesto deployed the first 100kW Dragon Class unit in Faroe Islands, after which it started to commission the second tidal plant in September 2022.

Since, Minesto’s second Dragon 4 unit delivered a record-breaking results in terms of total electricity generated, peak performance, and energy conversion at large.

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