Minesto has appointed Leask Marine as offshore installation contractor to execute the installation of all the Balance of Plant for Minesto’s DG500 project in Holyhead Deep off the coast of North West Wales.
The DG500 project is the first installation of Minesto’s unique marine energy technology in utility scale. The project is planned for commissioning and operation in 2018.
The contract comprises the installation and hook-up of three significant Balance of Plant components:
Concrete Gravity Base Foundation Structure,
Buoy containing a Micro Grid and Communications System, and
Power Transfer Fastening comprising of the top joint, tether, bottom joint and subsea umbilical.
Commenting on the awarded contract, David Collier, COO at Minesto said: “We are very pleased to be working with Leask Marine as offshore installation contractor for this significant project in Holyhead Deep. They have a track record for identifying safe, innovative and cost-effective solutions for installing subsea structures in high tidal flows and other marine energy environments. So, I believe that their appointment will be a great asset to the overall project.”