Morlais reaches out to local mariners with RYA meeting

Monday October 19th, 2020

As progress is made on the Morlais tidal energy development – the project is now stepping up its engagement with the sailing, power boating and kayaking community. In a recent virtual meeting with Phil Horton and Richard Hill of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Morlais Director, Karen Jones outlined plans which have been put in […]

Date set for Morlais public inquiry

Monday October 19th, 2020

The Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has confirmed Tuesday 1st December 2020 as the start date for a public inquiry on the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application made by Menter Môn to develop the Morlais demonstration zone. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, it has been confirmed that this public inquiry will be held […]

Monitoring impact central to Morlais approach

Tuesday August 11th, 2020

Since Anglesey-based social enterprise Menter Môn secured the contract to manage the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone, talking and listening to the views of local people and organisations as well as experts has been central to the project. Ensuring maximum benefit to the area has been Menter Môn’s objective from the start – this includes […]

International tidal technology developers sign agreement with Morlais project

Wednesday April 15th, 2020

North Wales tidal stream energy project, Morlais, has had a significant boost with the announcement that three new turbine developers have signed-up to the project. The deal comes following months of discussion with French firms SABELLA and HydroQuest as well as Spanish developer Magallanes. All three companies aim to deploy their devices on a commercial […]

Big Moon rises on Anglesey tidal energy project

Thursday May 30th, 2019

A Canadian firm is the latest to come on board with Anglesey’s tidal energy project, as directors sign a brand-new agreement during the Egni 2019 marine energy conference at M-SParc in Gaerwen this week. The deal comes following several visits by Nova Scotia based, Big Moon Power to North Wales and discussions with Morlais, the […]

New Scottish deal for Anglesey tidal energy project

Monday December 3rd, 2018

Anglesey gets a further boost to its ambition to be a centre of excellence for tidal stream energy this week as another major marine energy developer commits to the project. Morlais, the tidal stream energy demonstration zone off the west coast of Anglesey, and award-winning Orkney-based Orbital Marine Energy team up to sign a new […]

Tidal energy set to bring economic and community benefits to Anglesey

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

A report commissioned by the UK Government published this month confirms the potential significant economic benefits of tidal stream energy. As a key site for tidal energy generation, Anglesey is set to become one of the main players in this field, and the only site in the UK to progress to development phase. According to […]