Plans for Large Tidal Lagoon Presented in Somerset, UK
LongBay SeaPower, a company based in Devon, has revealed its plans to set up a tidal lagoon worth GBP 2.4 billion between Minehead and West Quantoxhead, as reported by Western Morning News.
The company announced the plans at yesterday’s tidal power conference hosted by West Somerset Council.
The lagoon would be built as a continuous breakwater wall, spanning from Culvercliff in Minehead to Blue Ben Point at West Quantoxhead. It would cover 50km2, comprising 9-metre turbines located in the lagoon wall.
“Ports will be built into the lagoon wall to house the turbine installation, a ferry dock created, and a sea lock will be built to give access to the marina. The life of the whole project is expected to be at least 125 years,“ the company explained in its presentation.
The entire presentation can be viewed here.
Offshore WIND Staff, April 17, 2014; Image: LongBay SeaPower