Generating excitement about marine power

Minesto, the company behind the new proposed tidal power generation in Holyhead Deep says the future is looking bright for them with exciting developments on Anglesey. Minesto’s project on Anglesey is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth visited their new offices at Stena House in Holyhead last week, and was told that plans are progressing well for the installation of their first underwater ‘kite’ next year.

The intention is to install an array that could produce 10MW of electricity – enough to power 8,000 homes by 2020, creating a number of employment opportunities in Holyhead.

Mr ap Iorwerth, who is also Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Economy Minister, said:

“This is real innovation, and Anglesey could be at the forefront of a new technology that can be exported worldwide. The seas that surround us can be a source of real economic growth in the coming decades when the world will be looking for more and better ways of producing clean, renewable energy.”

“I am pleased that Minesto have chosen to set up their headquarters here and are harnessing the skills of our local workforce as well as the power of the seas off our coast.”

Picture (from left to right):
Simon Mills – Offshore Operations Manager.
Rhun ap Iorwerth – Assembly Member for Ynys Môn
Judith Thomas-Jones – Finance & General Manager.
Osian Roberts – Project Controller.