Minesto News Update 29 September 2017
- Minesto speaks at national workshop on funding and project development
- £4.5m boost to the tidal energy development in Anglesey
- Anglesey firms awarded onshore engineering services framework
- Wales sets 70% clean power goal
- Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship
Minesto speaks at national workshop on funding and project development
Earlier this week, Minesto was invited as speakers at a workshop called 3rd UK National Workshop on Funding and Project Development – Marine Energy: A Driver of the Atlantic Economy.
Osian Roberts, Business Developer at Minesto presented alongside key stakeholders such as Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure and representatives from the European Commission, the UK Government and the industry. Read more here.
£4.5m boost to the tidal energy development in Anglesey
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates has announced £4.5m of EU and Welsh Government funds to help boost the marine and tidal energy sector in North Wales. The funding will support the Morlais Demonstration Zone in Anglesey, which is in close proximity to the area of Minesto’s Holyhead Deep site.
Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto said: “This is fantastic news for Morlais and very encouraging for the development of tidal energy in Wales. Collaborating initiatives between the Holyhead Deep site and the Morlais Demonstration Zone could significantly reduce costs and minimise the combined environmental footprint of the two projects.”
Minesto awards Anglesey firms onshore engineering services framework
Minesto has awarded a framework agreement for onshore engineering services to the three Anglesey-based companies Holyhead Marine Services, Mona Lifting and Mon Maintenance.
The scope of the framework agreement covers a variety of onshore operations engineering support such as manufacturing, design, testing, repair and maintenance of mechanical structures, hydraulics, electrical cabling and composite materials. Read more here.
Wales sets 70% clean power goal
Wales has set a target to consume 70% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030, ReNews reports. Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced the goal, which also includes plans for 1GW of renewable energy capacity in Wales to be locally-owned by 2030. Read the full story here.
Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship
Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. Read more here.
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