Minesto's micro grid system buoy is lifted to the River Clyde prior to its tow to Holyhead. Photo: Rob Johnson/Film Up High

MGS buoy on the move

May 18, 2018

Preparations for installation of the micro grid system (MGS) buoy that will be used to handle and analyse electricity generated by Minesto’s first Deep Green marine energy converter in Utility Scale has been completed.

This includes installation, testing and commissioning of the MGS itself, the power plant’s operating system, environmental sensors and communication systems.

Having been constructed, assembled and commissioned in Glasgow, the buoy was lifted from the King George V dock to the River Clyde by two of the quayside cranes and attached to a multicat vessel. The buoy will now be towed to Holyhead for upcoming installation at Minesto’s site in the Holyhead Deep.

Minesto's micro grid system buoy on the quayside prior to the tow to Holyhead. Photo: Rob Johnson/Film Up High
Minesto's micro grid system buoy is lifted to the River Clyde prior to its tow to Holyhead. Photo: Rob Johnson/Film Up High
Bird's view of Minesto's micro grid system buoy in the River Clyde prior to its tow to Holyhead. Photo: Rob Johnson/Film Up High
Minesto's micro grid system buoy in the River Clyde prior to the tow to Holyhead.