Minestro, a Nordic company specialising in marine energy technology, has been authorised by the UK Crown Estate to perform tidal tests in the waters off Northern Ireland.
The company’s Deep Green technology is said to cost-efficiently produce electricity from low-velocity tidal and ocean currents.
The technology resembles a sweeping underwater kite. It is comprised of a wing and a turbine secured to the seabed with a tether and moves in a fast eight-shaped path in the tidal and ocean current.
The sea trials will be carried out at a scale of 1:4 for a period of up to two years to validate the technology, later being scaled up to full scale.