Menter Môn, the third-party manager for Morlais tidal energy project, has awarded the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) contract to Royal HaskoningDHV and MarineSpace Limited.
Under the contract, the consultancies will be tasked with bringing the Morlais tidal energy project towards consent.
Dafydd Gruffydd, from Menter Môn, said, “We are very excited to be beginning this next phase of the project with the support of these teams. Alongside our ongoing leasing round and progress towards grid and finance, this is an important milestone in our project development.”
Frank Fortune, Royal HaskoningDHV technical director, added, “Royal HaskoningDHV is very pleased to continue its excellent relationship with Menter Môn on the Morlais project.
“Morlais is a key project for the tidal sector in Wales, as well as being internationally significant and we are delighted to be chosen to lead the consenting team for such a high profile project. Together with the excellent MarineSpace team, our aims are to deliver consent for Menter Môn, and secure Wales’ position in the tidal sector.”
Joseph Kidd, MarineSpace technical director, said, “MarineSpace is delighted to continue its involvement in supporting the development of the Morlais project. Having been involved in the marine energy sector in Wales for a number of years it’s exciting to see the Morlais project building momentum. We are looking forward to working with Royal Haskoning DHV and the Morlais team to get the project ready for its first deployments.”