Initial site exploration work begins


Contractors have been working alongside Menter Môn over recent weeks on initial site exploration work in preparation for its tidal stream energy development. The current activity near the proposed Morlais site is a key part of the pre-construction phase, as the scheme awaits final consent from Welsh Government. Having recently received initial indication from Julie […]

Morlais – a step closer


Menter Môn has received a letter from Julie James, Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change, indicating that she is ‘minded’ to grant the scheme permission subject to satisfying certain planning conditions. In response to the letter John Idris Jones, Director with Morlais, said: “We welcome the positive response from the Minister to our Transport and […]

Developer Profile – Verdant


About Verdant Verdant Power is a leader in the global marine renewable energy industry, developing systems that deliver clean power from tidal and river currents.  Through its initiatives worldwide, the company has developed industry-leading capabilities as a technology provider, developer, owner, and operator. Established in 2000, the company is based in New York with subsidiaries […]

Developer Profile – Inyanga


Inyanga Consortium Inyanga is the lead partner in a consortium of developers who have come together to work with Morlais. Based in Falmouth the company was set up in 2018 and since then has been involved in almost every marine renewable device installation in the UK, including Minesto, off the north coast of Anglesey.   […]

Developer Profile – Orbital


Orbital   About Orbital Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital) is an innovative Scottish engineering company founded in 2002. Orbital’s focus is on the development of tidal energy turbine technology capable of reducing the cost of electricity generation from tidal currents. The company, headquartered in Orkney with offices in Edinburgh, currently employs 32 people.   Orbital’s […]

State of the Sector Report 2021


Article about Morlais included in the Marine Energy Wales’ recent state of the sector report. Project update Morlais is the tidal stream energy project located in the West Anglesey Demonstration Zone, off the north west coast of Holy Island. The project is run by social enterprise, Menter Môn, which secured the 45-year Crown Estate […]

A significant step forward for Morlais


The North Wales Economic Ambition Board announces the approval of Morlais’ outline business case – a significant step forward for the development.   Follow the link below to read the full press release.  

UK Government Minister Visits North Wales Growth Deal Projects


Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies met with the Morlais team recently as part of a wider visit to learn about North Wales Growth Deal projects. This was his first ministerial visit since the easing of Covid restrictions. Morlais is one of the more advanced Growth Deal projects, and aims to […]

Tidal energy creating a platform to develop skills and training


A new forum has been launched this week to promote the skills and training opportunities from Anglesey tidal stream project, Morlais. Locally-based social enterprise, Menter Môn who runs the project was keen to put education, skills and training at the heart of the development – this new group helps them achieve this. By bringing together […]

Morlais Update


Despite pandemic restrictions and changes to how we all work, the process to secure consent and ensure Morlais becomes a reality has been ongoing. As part of this consenting process a public inquiry was held and for this first time and due to Covid19 this was conducted entirely on-line. The inquiry ended mid-March with closing […]