Minesto presents the Deep Green concept to HRH Prince Charles

July 07, 2016

On Tuesday, Minesto attended the opening of the Marine Centre Wales at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences. The Centre was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, and Minesto got the opportunity to present its Deep Green tidal energy concept to the Prince.

“He seemed genuinely very interested in our technology”, said Captain Simon Mills, Offshore Operations Manager at Minesto. 

As part of their annual summer visit to Wales, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences on Tuesday 5 July to open Marine Centre Wales, a national facility for the growing marine sector in Wales.

As a close partner to the university, Minesto were invited to attend the opening ceremony. At the display floor Minesto had a quarter-scale prototype of the Deep Green tidal kite arranged for display, as well as video of it in action.

As soon as the Prince arrived he was introduced to Minesto by Professor Colin Jago, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University. Simon Mills, Offshore Operations Manager at Minesto, got an opportunity to further explain the Deep Green to the Prince.

“We talked about the concept in general, the true scale and ingenuity of the machine and how our technology stands out compared to conventional tidal technologies. I also presented our commitment, engagement and operations in Wales. The Prince seemed impressed and genuinely interested in Minesto and our technology, said Simon Mills.

The Minesto stand at the display floor of the opening of Marine Centre Wales.

The Prince earlier took the opportunity to visit the R.V. Prince Madog, the largest university research vessel in the UK. Simon Mills captained the Prince Madog for a period in 2012/2013, which sparked further conversation with the Prince.

Minesto’s establishment in Holyhead, Wales is made available by the €13m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, which Minesto secured in May 2015 for the commercial rollout of the Deep Green technology.