Minesto’s Assembly Hall located in Holyhead, Wales is now fully operational, serving as the hub of Minesto’s engineering and operational activities.

The construction of the Assembly Hall was managed by Stena Line and the building was handed over to Minesto in spring, equipped with a loadout quay and an external storage area. The building is specifically designed for Minesto and contains a capable overhead gantry crane required for the complete assembly, testing and maintenance of Deep Green kite system components.

Following handover, Minesto have undertaken all the internal fitout work including installation of a mezzanine floor for tool and equipment storage, an electrical clean room and a fabrication bay for the welding of both steel and aluminium. The Assembly Hall also contains full office facilities, canteen, and changing rooms.

The Assembly Hall is now the centre of engineering activities relating to Holyhead Deep site including testing subsea infrastructure, the maintenance work on the MGS Buoy and operational support to Minesto’s Vestmannasund project in the Faroe Islands.

Jess Hooper, Programme Manager for Marine Energy Wales, said:”This is a step forward for the sector in Wales. Minesto has had a presence in Holyhead since 2015 and as of June this year invested around £32 million of private equity funding and European Regional Development Fund grants in its projects and operations. The Assembly Hall will form an anchor project, that will help increase supply chain opportunities and is an example of marine energy helping to drive international investment in Wales.”