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  • 10 October 2014

    Over 180 people gathered in Cardiff Bay to celebrate the contribution of companies, projects and individuals at the 2014 Wales Green Energy Awards, organised by RenewableUK Cymru. The eight categories were Engaging in the community, Contribution to skills & training, Supply chain development, Best use of renewable energy in the public sector, Outstanding advocate, Renewable […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb today (2 December) welcomed progress towards the world’s first power generating tidal lagoon potentially being built in Wales. It follows today’s announcement in the National Infrastructure Plan that the government will start closer discussions with Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd who want to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. Secretary of […]

  • 14 July 2015

    A Plaid Cymru government will deliver 100% of Wales’ electricity from renewables, the party’s Shadow Energy Minister Llyr Gruffydd has announced. He said that the Party of Wales will publish a route map towards generating 100% of Wales’ electricity needs from renewables by 2035 within 100 days of a Plaid Cymru government. The party’s Shadow […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm has announced a £570,000 donation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in North Wales and the appointment of Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) to administer its £multi-million Community Fund. The substantial funding package for the RNLI will support a new rescue support vehicle to be based at St […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff University has published a report on the economic potential of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. The report predicts that capital investment would be £756 million of which £300 million will be spent in Wales (40%). This could result in a total additional £454m of additional output in Wales. The […]

  • 29 May 2011

      RenewableUK has signed a joint statement of understanding with the Countryside Council for Wales at its fifth annual conference yesterday, forging a closer working relationship. The agreement underpins how the two organisations will work together on their shared ambition to achieve renewable energy targets for Wales whilst minimising the impact on Wales’ natural environment. […]

  • 27 April 2015

    Edwina Hart, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has written a statement on energy in Wales, in which she announces the establishment of new Energy Wales Unit that focuses and consolidates Welsh Government energy policy and its effective and well coordinated delivery. The Unit will update and develop energy policy, including low carbon generation, infrastructure, demand […]

  • 28 March 2013

    The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales and Assembly Member for Bridgend has been confirmed as RenewableUK Cymru 2013’s Keynote Speaker. Carwyn Jones will welcome delegates in the Opening Session of the conference on 1 May. Carwyn Jones became First Minister of Wales in December 2009. Following re-election in May 2011, Carwyn […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Sea Generation Wales Ltd has been awarded a share of £20 million funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last year, to support the development and testing of pre-commercial marine devices in array formations out at sea. Besides Sea Generation Wales Ltd, MeyGen Ltd also received share of this […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    RWE Innogy has officially launched a fund of £19 million available from Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm for communities in coastal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire yesterday. The fund is open for small applications from £500 to £10,000 and grants over £10,000. It is able to fund both capital and revenue projects that […]

  • 25 March 2013

    A strong rallying call to Wales to ‘stand up and fight’ for the Severn Barrage has come from former Welsh Secretary of State and Neath MP Peter Hain. After mixed signals from the Government and vehement opposition lobbying by Bristol Port Mr Hain said: ‘We are entering a key period of decision making and if […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Four monitoring stations have been established at locations along the North Wales coast to assess onshore noise levels during offshore construction, in particular foundation piling work. Gwynt y Môr will be liaising closely with local authorities to ensure any concerns about noise are investigated swiftly and dealt with appropriately. RWE has an obligation to report […]

  • 13 August 2013

    According to an opinion survey undertaken by Beaufort Research on behalf of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, a majority of the Welsh public believe the National Assembly for Wales (NafW) has provided a strong voice for Wales and would like to see further powers devolved over a period of time. Beaufort Research interviewed a […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    The Welsh Government has given its approval to the development of the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which will be Wales’ first commercial tidal energy farm. The Skerries tidal array, one of the largest of its kind to be consented in the UK, will be developed by Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and will supply up […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Leading organisations and figures for wave and tidal current energy are gathering in Cardiff today for a workshop to facilitate better collaboration across the sectors and help the development of demonstration zones and test sites across the UK. The UK has significant natural resources for the emerging wave and tidal current energy sectors. Demonstration zones […]

  • 23 March 2015

    Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing wave energy technology, presented an update of its developments at the 6th Annual Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) Industry Seminar held on Thursday, March 19. MPS provided the audience an update of its plans to manufacture and deploy its quarter-scale WaveSub Wave Energy Converter this year […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Training & Education

    TEN aspiring young engineers are en route to completing RWE and Wales’ 1st Wind Turbine Apprenticeship after graduating from Coleg Llandrillo’s purpose built Wind Turbine Training Centre this week. To mark the occasion, VIP guest Osprey scrum half and Wales international rugby star Rhys Webb presented certificates to the apprentices, who completed their academic studies […]

  • 13 August 2012

    Today, the latest milestone for the flagship offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, will be achieved with the departure by sea of the UK engineered and built Siemens’ offshore substation. Destined for installation in Liverpool Bay, the 1,500 tonne platform was jointly designed, engineered and fabricated by Siemens in Manchester and Belfast-based shipbuilders Harland and […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Authorities, R&D

      The Crown Estate today published findings of a new study into the UK’s wave and tidal energy resources, to help inform industry and government about the potential for future projects. The report finds there is potential for tens of gigawatts of wave, tidal stream and tidal range projects at sites around England, Wales, Scotland […]

  • 2 September 2015

    The profile of Wales as a potential location for marine energy projects has increased dramatically over the past 12 months, demonstrated clearly by the growing number of developers from across the globe who are showing an active interest in developing projects in Welsh waters. Attracted initially by Wales’ excellent wave and tidal stream resource, the […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    An EU scheme pioneering collaborative research projects in marine science between business and universities has been given a £1m EU boost, Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt has announced.  Bangor University’s £23.6m SEACAMS project, delivered in partnership with Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities, is helping to develop the coastal marine economy in Wales. It has already worked […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has expanded its intellectual property (IP) to ensure its cutting edge innovations are protected around the world. The IP applies to Sea State Tuning, a revolutionary system that ensures that the WaveSub wave energy converter – […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Baker Consultants has launched a new office in Swansea, Wales, following an increased demand in the region and growth in the renewables sector. The company said that this move consolidates its presence in Wales and the South West. The new Swansea office will cover both terrestrial and marine environments, and will be a permanent base for two […]

  • 27 June 2012

    RWE npower, the company that is building 576 MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm offshore North Wales, 13 kilometers off the coast in Liverpool Bay, is making GBP 690,000 available for two tourism boosting project in this area, ITV reports. The money will be used to make major improvements to the Victorian pier at Llandudno, […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Celtic Sea Offshore Floating Wind Cluster is holding a Floating Wind in the Celtic Sea: Future Supply Chain Opportunities event in Milford Haven, Wales, on 30 January. The event is sponsored by the ORE Catapult and Welsh Government and supported by Marine Energy Wales and Marine Hub Cornwall. Over 100GW of floating wind capacity […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd., 50.1% owned by RWE AG, to continue providing service and maintenance at the Rhyl Flats wind farm off the coast of North Wales for the next 15 years. Siemens has been providing service and maintenance for the 25 SWT-3.6-107 turbines at Rhyl Flats […]