MHK Technologies/Deep Green

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Minesto AB



Technology Description An assembly consisting of a kite with turbine is attached by a tether to a fixed point on the sea floor. Can operate in low current velocities and medium depths. It is lightweight and minature compared to other tidal solutions.


Water Column Location Oscillating in controlled trajectory, ships can pass over the device
Mooring Configuration To be decided
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Water depth of 60-120 m and a current velocity of 1.2–2.4 m/s
Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 9
Width (m) 12
Height (m) 9.8


Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0.1 to 1
Device Testing
Have Key Components Been Fabricated and Tested in the Lab? Yes
Scale Test •Scale models tested were carried out in shielded sea conditions in Strangfjord Lough
Lab Test •Lab tests were carried out in towing tanks
Full-Scale Test •Performed in the open ocean at Holyhead Deep off the coast of Anglesey



Relevant Patents •Several, see https://patents.justia.com/assignee/minesto-ab
Was This Project DOE Funded? No. Part-funded by the European Commission, the Welsh European Funding Office, the Swedish Energy Agency, and private equity
Date Submitted 10 February 2020

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