Swedish tidal kite developer Minesto has installed the mooring system for its Deep Green DG500 device at Holyhead Deep in Wales.
The so-called bottom joint has been linked to the gravity-based foundation on the seabed, the company said.
The mooring, which acts as a locking mechanism between the power plant’s tether and the seabed foundation, comprises two parts.
A hydraulic locking device holds the two parts together, with one part connected to the foundation and the other to the tether.
Minesto said the mooring system is built in a way that allows the “kite to fly its full pattern while being safely linked to the foundation”.
It added that the bottom joint is a version of Subsea Riser Products’ Rocksteady system that has been configured for Minesto’s needs.
Originally appeared in Minesto secures Deep Green ties – Wave and Tidal | reNEWS – Renewable Energy News