Gravity base structure closing in on delivery

January 12, 2018

Construction of the concrete gravity base foundation structure for Minesto’s first commercial-scale installation of its unique marine energy technology Deep Green is complete.

The gravity base structure has been constructed at Birkenhead Docks in Liverpool by Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK. Remaining work consists of welding of towing brackets and preparing the structure for delivery. Upon delivery, planned for late January, the concrete gravity base will be transported up the River Mersey and across the North Wales coast to Holyhead.

The foundation structure will be installed at Minesto’s site in Holyhead Deep some 6 km off Holy Island by ballasting some of its cells with water and lowering it to the sea bed.