Morlais Update

Wednesday May 12th, 2021

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 […]

Good news coming from Verdant Power in New York

Wednesday February 10th, 2021

Verdant Power’s New York City tidal turbines have exceeded expectations   Read the press release here (PDF)

The stage is set – 2021 crucial for Morlais

Friday January 22nd, 2021

With the new year come new opportunities and challenges for Anglesey tidal stream project, Morlais run by social enterprise, Menter Môn for the benefit of the island. The end of 2020 saw some significant milestones for the north Wales project, with a public inquiry getting underway and the announcement that Morlais could be one of […]

Morlais set to be one of first projects to gain from North Wales Growth Deal

Friday December 18th, 2020

The North Wales Growth Deal has taken a significant step forward this week as partners formally approve the five programmes that make up the £240 million Deal. Anglesey tidal energy project, Morlais, could be among those first projects to benefit. Subject to approval from Welsh Ministers the project is set to get underway as soon […]

Morlais Public Inquiry Begins on December 1st

Friday November 27th, 2020

Menter Môn is looking forward to the next phase of the process to secure permission to develop its tidal energy project, Morlais. As the Public Inquiry into the Anglesey tidal stream energy development begins, Dafydd Gruffydd, Managing Director of Menter Môn talks about the potential benefits of the project to the island and wider north […]

Morlais – Myth Buster

Wednesday November 4th, 2020

Morlais challenges some of the myths about the project      

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 […]