Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully commissioned the first unit of tidal power plant ‘Dragon 4’ in grid-connected operation in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, with the commissioning results verifying commercial performance.

The first phase of electricity generation from the Dragon 4 (100kW) tidal power plant from Minesto's product line Dragon Class shows that predicted performance is achieved in line with Minesto's previous forecasts and simulation results.

"We are very pleased to have completed the commissioning of Dragon 4 and that the electricity generation is fully in line with our predictions. We are now moving into operational mode and continuing to implement planned upgrades in parallel," explained Bernt Erik Westre, CTO of Minesto.

"The results from electricity generation in Vestmanna in the recent weeks are of great value to Minesto in two ways; we are demonstrating the product Dragon 4 (100 kW), and have also secured the new Dragon class design for the larger 1.2 MW power plant, Dragon 12, that is being manufacture,” added Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.