Developer Profile – Orbital


Orbital   About Orbital Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital) is an innovative Scottish engineering company founded in 2002. Orbital’s focus is on the development of tidal energy turbine technology capable of reducing the cost of electricity generation from tidal currents. The company, headquartered in Orkney with offices in Edinburgh, currently employs 32 people.   Orbital’s […]

State of the Sector Report 2021


Article about Morlais included in the Marine Energy Wales’ recent state of the sector report. Project update Morlais is the tidal stream energy project located in the West Anglesey Demonstration Zone, off the north west coast of Holy Island. The project is run by social enterprise, Menter Môn, which secured the 45-year Crown Estate […]

A significant step forward for Morlais


The North Wales Economic Ambition Board announces the approval of Morlais’ outline business case – a significant step forward for the development.   Follow the link below to read the full press release.  

UK Government Minister Visits North Wales Growth Deal Projects


Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies met with the Morlais team recently as part of a wider visit to learn about North Wales Growth Deal projects. This was his first ministerial visit since the easing of Covid restrictions. Morlais is one of the more advanced Growth Deal projects, and aims to […]

Tidal energy creating a platform to develop skills and training


A new forum has been launched this week to promote the skills and training opportunities from Anglesey tidal stream project, Morlais. Locally-based social enterprise, Menter Môn who runs the project was keen to put education, skills and training at the heart of the development – this new group helps them achieve this. By bringing together […]

Morlais Update


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


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


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


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


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 […]