Morlais Drop-In Event 24th August 2022 13:00 – 17:30

15/08/2022

Come and chat with us and our team at Llaingoch Community Hall.

First Morlais apprentices come on stream

01/08/2022

Three months into construction and Morlais is already welcoming new apprentices on site, as work on the £36 million tidal energy development gets underway. With all eight recruits from north Wales, Menter Môn, the company behind Morlais, is determined to deliver on its original pledge and to keep benefits of this renewables project local. Having […]

Morlais developer secures guaranteed price for electricity

13/07/2022

Morlais developer secures guaranteed price for electricity A turbine developer linked to Anglesey tidal energy project, Morlais has been awarded one of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) as part of UK Government recent renewable energy auction. This is the first Wales-based project to secure a contract as part of this CfD allocation and gives developer, […]

Dr Edward Thomas Jones, Lecturer in Economics at Bangor Business School, Bangor University

27/04/2022

The war in Ukraine strengthens the call for North Wales economy to shift away from fossil fuels In April 2020 Covid-19 sent oil futures into negative territory as demand dried up.  This meant that oil producers were paying buyers to take the oil off their hands over fears that storage capacity would run out.  Within […]

Anglesey tidal energy project delivering for local economy

22/03/2022

A north Wales company has secured the main contract worth £23.5 million to build onshore infrastructure for Anglesey marine energy project, Morlais. Social enterprise Menter Môn, who runs the scheme, has announced that Jones Bros Civil Engineering have secured the contract and work will begin this spring. The announcement comes at the same time as […]

Notice of activity within the Morlais Demonstration Zone

21/12/2021

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) deployments in the Morlais Demonstration Zone (MDZ) Nova Innovation, one of the Morlais technology developers, successfully deployed 2 ADCPs in the MDZ over the weekend of 18th December 2021. They are located at the following coordinates: 53⁰ 18.015 N 004⁰ 42.639 W 53⁰ 17.886 N 004⁰ 42.420 W   The […]

Further progress for Morlais as marine licence granted

14/12/2021

Today, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) confirmed that it will grant the necessary marine licence to develop tidal energy scheme, Morlais off the west coast of Anglesey. This is another major step forward for the project and it means that developers of tidal stream technology can deploy their devices in the sea to generate electricity. Morlais […]

Tidal energy project gets government go-ahead

10/12/2021

Welsh Government has given its consent to develop Anglesey tidal stream energy project, Morlais. This is the first part of the consenting process, which means construction can now begin on land in preparation for work offshore. Morlais is run by Anglesey-based social enterprise, Menter Môn. The development will be located off the north west coast […]

Geotechnical work

30/11/2021

Latest information for local residents Geotechnical work along the South Stack and Porth Dafarch roads will start on 6th December 2021, as part of the pre-construction phase of the Morlais project. There will be rolling traffic management on both approaches to the site and the work is expected to last around three weeks. Further geotechnical […]

Initial site exploration work begins

19/11/2021

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 […]