North Wales tidal stream energy project, Morlais, has had a significant boost with the announcement that three new turbine developers have signed-up to the project, among whom SABELLA.
The deal comes following months of discussion with French firms SABELLA and HydroQuest as well as Spanish developer Magallanes. All three companies aim to deploy their devices on a commercial scale at the Crown Estate-designated zone off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales.
Fanch le Bris, CEO of SABELLA said: “We have been following Menter Môn’s work on the Morlais project since 2016 and are delighted now to be part of this ambitious project as a developer. We look forward to collaborating with colleagues at Morlais and other stakeholders for the future success of marine energy in Wales. Anglesey’s waters have a great deal of tidal resource and Morlais will enable us to commercially deploy a pilot tidal array, a crucial step toward the development of the tidal industry.”
South Stack lighthouse, in front of Morlais' tidal zone (Credit: James Orme)