Significant boost as Morlais developers secure guaranteed price for electricity


Four turbine developers linked to the Anglesey tidal energy project, Morlais, have been awarded Contracts for Difference (CfD) as part of the UK Government’s latest renewable energy auction, AR5. The contracts give revenue security to the developers for the electricity they generate as part of the scheme. Morlais has welcomed the news as a significant […]

Satellite Connection for South Stack


A popular Anglesey beauty spot gets super-fast mobile connection as part of an initiative led by Menter Môn Morlais Ltd. Thanks to a partnership between the Anglesey tidal energy scheme, Virgin Media O2, and the Welsh Government, South Stack – once notorious for its lack of mobile reception – has become one of the first […]

Marine Energy Wales and Morlais Sign Memorandum of Understanding


In a significant move aimed at boosting the marine energy sector, Marine Energy Wales (MEW) and Morlais have joined forces today in North Wales, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). MEW is an initiative that supports the growth of the marine energy sector in Wales and manages the £2.7 million Marine Energy Test Area (META) […]

Morlais on the international stage at CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission


The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) Atlantic Arc Commission held its 2023 General Assembly in Cardiff recently. Morlais had a place at the top table with CEO, Andy Billcliff addressing delegates in the session on cooperation in offshore renewable energy. The event was seen as an opportunity to celebrate the partnership between Atlantic regions […]

Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) device deployments in the Morlais Demonstration Zone (MDZ)


SMRU of St Andrews University, one of the Morlais scientific contractors, successfully redeployed 15 PAMs in the MDZ on the 27th of April 2023. They are located at the following coordinates:   Station Latitude Longitude 0 53.29817 -4.72133 1 53.29783 -4.73867 2 53.30367 -4.72983 3 53.31172 -4.72256 4 53.29163 -4.71682 5 53.292 -4.7035 6 53.28515 […]

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) deployments in the Morlais Demonstration Zone (MDZ)


Magallanes, one of the Morlais technology developers, successfully deployed 2 ADCPs in the MDZ on the 27th of April 2023. They are located at the following coordinates: 53⁰ 17.632 N 004⁰ 42.669 W 53⁰ 17.372 N 004⁰ 42.474 W The ACDPs will remain in situ on the seabed until they are retrieved, most likely in a good […]

Praise from Holyhead Hotspur for tidal energy project


Morlais has received high praise from the Holyhead Hotspur Football Club for work on site around the Oval in the town. As work on this particular site draws to a close and the compound at the site is being emptied Davey Hughes a representative of the Holyhead Hotspur football club said: “The Morlais, Jones Bros […]

North Wales politicians visit Morlais site


The Morlais team was pleased to welcome Janet Finch Saunders MS and Virginia Crosbie MP to the construction site this week to see work that is currently underway. The visit was an opportunity for the MS and MP to learn more about the project and its potential to generate clean renewable energy. During their visit, […]

First Minister and Climate Change Ministers welcomed on Morlais stand at MEW Conference


Mark Drakeford, First Minister and Julie James, Climate Change Minister visited the Morlais team at the recent Marine Energy Wales (MEW) conference at the Swansea Arena. The conference was attended by industry experts, policymakers, and researchers to discuss the future of marine energy and its potential impact on the Welsh economy. During his visit, the […]

Collaboration key to Freeport success


Anglesey-based social enterprise, Menter Môn welcomes the announcement by UK government this week that Holyhead is to become a Freeport. In a bid led by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and through close collaboration with local businesses and stakeholders, Morlais tidal energy and the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub, both Menter Môn projects, were recognised as […]