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  • 12 October 2011

      Plans by Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables to install and operate Wales’s first-ever tidal energy farm have moved a step closer with the granting of an Agreement for Lease by The Crown Estate for the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which is proposed for the waters off the coast of […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Marine Power Systems (MPS), which plans to test its WaveSub device in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, has received GBP 2 million of EU funds, Welsh Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt, announced last week. The GBP 3 million project, which includes a GBP 900,000 investment from MPS, covers manufacturing and testing of a 1:4 scale prototype of the WaveSub […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Heavy engineering specialists Sheffield Forgemasters have joined a body of senior business owners and directors in Wales working to maximise the potential of a new tidal lagoon industry in the UK. The Wales Tidal Industry Advisory Group was established in January 2014 to realise the commercial benefits of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Chaired […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of all 160 foundations at the world’s second largest wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, has been successfully completed. The final transition piece was installed on Wednesday 23rd April more than eight miles off the North Wales coast by RWE’s jack up installation vessel, Friedrich Ernestine. The vessel has now completed its scope of […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Tourism Fund associated with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is to support a major new partnership to promote tourism facilities across the North Wales coastal strip. The £170,000 Green Links project will bring together and promote, under one umbrella initiative, a range of attractions between Llandudno and Prestatyn, linking walking and cycling opportunities, […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    GMB, the UK union for engineering construction and energy workers, commented on the unveiling of the first full-scale tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, off St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire in Wales.  Phil Whitehurst, GMB National Officer for Engineering Construction, said: “This project is a very welcome boost for the Welsh economy. It opens up a way […]

  • 21 April 2010

    PLANS to build 1,000 wind turbines off the North Wales shoreline have been slammed by activists as “the industrialisation of our coast”.The… [mappress] Source: northwalespioneer, April 21, 2010;

  • 2 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    All three World War Two bombs found on the seabed within Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay have undergone successful controlled explosions. The 50kg devices, containing 25kg of high explosives, were safely destroyed during three operations carried out between Monday 24th and Wednesday 27th March by Ramora UK, a specialist bomb disposal company. Exclusion zones relating […]

  • 8 December 2011

    WALES’S Business Minister Edwina Hart was able to see first-hand how Flintshire businesses are benefiting from…   (flintshirechronicle) [mappress] Source: flintshirechronicle, December 08, 2011; Image: signworldgroup

  • 13 July 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    GWYNT Y MÔR Offshore Wind Farm Limited can confirm that the Port of Mostyn in North Wales will be the base for its wind turbine installation programme. All 160 turbines will be installed from the Port on the Flintshire coast, and follows an announcement last year that Mostyn will benefit from the construction of an operations and maintenance […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Niras Consulting Ltd (Niras) will be undertaking a benthic drop down camera and Day grab survey for scientific monitoring purposes to the south, west and within the 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm site offshore Wales during October 2016, according to a notice to mariners. Niras will use the vessel Aquadynamic to carry out the survey […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Technology

      Wales’ first full scale tidal stream energy generator will be deployed in 2012, having secured £6.4M support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. First Minister Carwyn Jones announced the funding for Tidal Energy Ltd’s 1.2MW DeltaStream device on a visit to Pembrokeshire’s Ramsey Sound, the site consented for the demonstration […]

  • 27 January 2012

    Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has signed a framework agreement with Welsh based ecology consultants, Ecology Matters. This agreement widens Natural Power’s resource and expertise in onshore and offshore wind farm ecology issues, allowing the companies to work together in order to further develop their respective and mutual expertise. Natural Power’s Welsh […]

  • 30 May 2011
    Grid Connection

    A CAMPAIGN is underway to convince power bosses to bury new high voltage electricity cables underground or at sea to protect the sensitive… By Tom Bodden (dailypost) [mappress] Source: dailypost, May 30, 2011

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh companies are currently benefiting from heavily funded places on Safety Technology’s RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Work at Height safety training. The funding comes from the Welsh Government through their Sector Priorities Fund Pilot supported by the European Social Fund, as part of Energy & Utility Skills’ Low Carbon Energy and Marine […]

  • 4 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    AN international energy giant is today expected to announce €2bn of funding to build a 250 turbine windfarm 10 miles off the North Wales…   [mappress] Source: dailypost, June 04, 2010;

  • 30 October 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel, Stanislav Yudin, has successfully completed a record run of foundation installation works at Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm. The vessel, operating over eight miles off the North Wales coast, installed 80 monopiles and 32 transition pieces in 77 days, ensuring all 160 wind turbine locations have a foundation in place.The […]

  • 21 January 2011

    Pembrokeshire ports, including Milford Haven, are to be denied vital funding to enable them to service the offshore wind industry, according…   (milfordmercury) [mappress] Source: milfordmercury, January 21, 2011

  • 6 April 2011
    Jobs & Recruitment

    THE Green Party says Wales does not need nuclear power or open-cast coal mines any more and should invest more in renewable energy.   (southwalesargus) [mappress] Source: southwalesargus, April 06, 2011

  • 29 June 2015

    Wolfestone’s Co-founder Anna Bastek and Marketing Director Prab Chadha organised an event for West Wales Exporters Association WWEA (of which Anna is the Vice Chairman) at Hydro Industries on Wednesday 24th June for their monthly seminar. It was an excellent turnout and the topic for the morning was ‘Manufacturing and supply chain issues regarding exporting’. […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Jobs & Recruitment

    THE Crown Estate has been criticised for not employing any permanent staff in Wales – despite raking in a gross annual surplus of £2.3m.   By Martin Shipton (walesonline) [mappress] Source: walesonline, April 04, 2011

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Power has named Graham Hillier as its Managing Director for Development Services. He will join the company later in the spring to oversee the provision of in-house environmental, planning and property services to each of Tidal Lagoon Power’s projects subsequent to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.  Having developed proposals for the world’s first […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Artists from Wales, England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Norway, France, Spain, Germany and Japan are leading an international response to a ground breaking zero carbon energy project in Swansea Bay, Wales. Mags Harries, Lajos Heder, Ingrid Hu, Andy Pink, Peter Wall, Timo Von Kreigstein, Vesta Kroese and Manja Van De Worp are just […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE hits another milestone in Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm installation. The A2SEA’s vessel has erected the 80th wind turbine generator. Sea Jack and Sea Worker will continue with turbine installation, assisted by Sea Golf, Sea Bravo, Sea Echo & Bever. The developers have already fitted 139 transition pieces and installed 27 array cables which […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Energy company innogy has awarded high voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Management a contract for operations and maintenance (O&M) management on the high voltage network at Rhyl Flats wind farm. The contract, running from 1 June, followed a competitive tendering process. It will see Rhyl Flats come under the remit of the EDS Control Centre, […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    DP Energy and Floating Power Plant (FPP) have entered a joint venture, looking to set up pilot demonstration projects featuring FPP’s hybrid wind-wave technology at two sites, one in Scotland and one in Wales.   The two companies will evaluate and develop the two sites, subject to the outcomes of the evaluation. Should everything go as planned, […]