Swedish marine energy developer, Minesto, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Through a feasibility study the parties will explore the possibility of supplying the Eastern Caribbean with renewable ocean energy provided by Minesto’s Deep Green technology.
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The collaboration will be facilitated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Antigua and Barbuda Science and Innovation Park.
“The need for building resilient and sustainable energy infrastructure in this region presents a very interesting opportunity for Minesto. Our technology could be a key component as the Government of Antigua and Barbuda looks to replace diesel generation with affordable, reliable and clean electricity, including applications such as water desalination,” said Dr. Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.
In January 2019, UNOPS opened its first science and innovation center in Antigua and Barbuda to support national and regional innovation in the fields of science and technology. In 2017, UNOPS delivered around $1.8 billion in peace and security, humanitarian and development projects around the world.
Jonas Svensson, Head of Global Innovation and Technology at UNOPS said, “The purpose of our global innovation centers is to bring together needs and solutions. The collaboration between Minesto and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda is an excellent example of this, and we look forward to supporting the initiative.”