German hydrokinetic energy specialist Schottel Hydro will deliver a customized turbine solution for Deep Green, an underwater kite construction developed by the Swedish company Minesto, in 2016.
Schottel Hydro will develop a new turbine variant to optimally fit the requirements of Deep Green.
The light weight nacelle power-take-off system includes turbine, drive train, power electrics and auxiliary devices. All components will be tailor-made to fit the electric system of the kite.
In addition to the turbine engineering and manufacturing, Schottel Hydro will also carry out a full-load test series on a specially built test stand prior to installing the turbine in the third quarter of 2016.
The turbine complements the first full-scale Deep Green device. The underwater power plant will be deployed in 2017 at the Holyhead Deep site off the coast of Anglesey, Wales.
During the coming three years, 19 more devices will follow and eventually form an array with an overall capacity of 10 MW.
Deep Green is the first device which allows the harvesting of tidal energy in slower waters which have been thought unproductive so far – with low current velocity of two meters per second and in great depth of 60 to 120 meters.