Turning the tide

Each company will develop 6MW in the 12MW berth which covers an area of 0.65-square-kilometers.

Both tidal turbines from SABELLA and Nova sit on the seabed and are completely submerged, with no visual impact on the landscape. The technologies produce clean, predictable energy and work in harmony with nature as marine life can freely move around them.

The Morlais tidal energy zone covers an area of 35km2 in the sea. Menter Môn are responsible for managing the site and awarding the berths. The 240MW site was awarded consents for development from the Welsh Government in December 2021. Natural Resources Wales has granted a marine licence that will allow tidal turbines to be installed. Construction and operation of the project will take place in phases to allow for environmental monitoring of wildlife and habitat.