Minesto's Dragon 12 Kite System en route to Faroe Islands after onshore testing

14 November 2023

Ocean energy developer Minesto has successfully concluded the onshore testing phase for its Dragon 12 kite system, a 1.2MW power generation unit, and the unit is now on en route from the Uddevalla port to the Faroe Islands, marking a significant step towards the final stage of commissioning in Vestmanna.

The shipment process is currently underway as the Dragon 12 makes its journey for the crucial system integration phase at the quayside. While progress has been substantial, there is still essential work to be completed, particularly concerning the installation of the drilled and grouted foundation. This foundational work is a prerequisite for the subsequent offshore installation of the power plant and the initiation of electricity production.

Minesto conducted extensive subsystem verification and testing at its workshop in Göteborg, yielding satisfactory results. The meticulous testing process ensures the reliability and efficiency of the Dragon 12 kite system.

Simultaneously, Minesto reports that the 100kW Dragon 4 has entered stable electricity production mode at the Vestmanna site after undergoing necessary service and upgrades.



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