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 […]

Morlais looks forward to Marine Energy Wales Conference 2023


An Anglesey tidal energy project will take its message to a national audience next week as it attends the Marine Energy Wales (MEW) conference in Swansea. Morlais will be exhibiting at the annual event again this year, representing Menter Môn, and putting north Wales on the map. The event at Swansea Arena will see delegates […]

Morlais contractor enrols new cohort of higher apprentices


Morlais’ contractor, Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, has reinforced its commitment to provide local opportunities by welcoming a new intake of 10 higher apprentices. They will work on different projects including on Morlais. One of the latest recruits is 19-year-old Twm Tudor, from Bryngwran, Anglesey, who has started working on Morlais this month. On working […]

Lights, camera, action as Morlais contractor stars in Careers Wales campaign


Hefin Lloyd-Davies, Contracts Director with Morlais contractor, Jones Bros has appeared front and centre of a Careers Wales campaign recently to promote the benefits of the Welsh language in business. The civil engineering firm which is currently working on the construction of Morlais sub station was contacted by Careers Wales after it discovered the Welsh […]

Morlais contractor contributes to help saving lives at sea


Morlais contractor contributes to help saving lives at sea  Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station has sent its thanks to workers on the nearby Morlais tidal energy site for donating £110 to the charity.   The team from contractors, Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK participated in a sweepstake during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar at the end […]