Marine energy developer Minesto has initiated the commissioning program of its first tidal energy project in commercial scale in North West Wales, with initial sea trials of the company’s DG500 tidal energy converter taking place in Holyhead harbour and the Holyhead Deep site.

As communicated earlier, the DG500 commissioning program consists of two main phases. First system functionality tests will be performed, before moving on to electricity generation.

The first phase of the commission program itself comprises a series of tests over different stages, including verification of launch and recovery procedures, testing of each function of the control system, and finally operating the DG500 unit in full figure-of-eight trajectories.

To find out more about the Holyhead Deep project, visit the Minesto website