Welsh tidal taps £4.5m boost
Menter Môn’s Morlais scheme seals funds from EU and government of Wales
Menter Môn’s proposed Morlais tidal scheme in Wales has received £4.5m (€5.1m) in funding from the EU and Welsh government.
The funding will support the first £5.6m steps to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of multiple tidal stream technologies in the Morlais demonstration zone in Anglesey.
Menter Môn will now carry out preparatory and design work alongside environmental surveys and modelling.
Welsh Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates said: “The energy generated from wave and tidal flows can play a major role in delivering our ambitions for a Welsh low carbon economy as well as creating sustainable jobs and growth.
“I am pleased to announce £4.2m of EU funds and a further £300,000 from the Welsh government to support preparatory and consent work on the Morlais demonstration zone in Anglesey.”
Menter Môn project lead Gerallt Llewelyn Jones said: “This is the first step in the development of the Morlais demo zone and will enable us to establish a centre of marine energy expertise in the region.”