Gwynt y Mor

The Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is one of the largest renewable energy projects in Europe.  Between 2012 and 2015 a total of 160 wind turbines were installed off the coast of North Wales.  Each turbine can produce up to 3.6MW of electricity.  The whole wind farm can generate up to 576MW of electricity which is enough power for up to 400,000 homes.

Location of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

AWJ have been working with RWE npower renewables Ltd (RWE NRL) on this project since 2006.  Consent for the project was granted in early 2008 after a full environmental assessment and wide consultation including local fishing interests from both the commercial and charter angling sectors.

Offshore construction work on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm started in early 2012.  An overview of the project schedule is set out in the Notice to Mariners issued in January 2012 (here).

Facts and Figures

The Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm is one of the largest windfarms in the world.  The project represents a €2 billion investment, and will operate for a period of 50 years, creating jobs in the region during both the construction and long-term operation of the windfarm.  A full description of the project can be downloaded here.

Information for Fishermen and Anglers

Information concerning the safe conduct of fishing and angling activities within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Site can be found here.

Newsletters

Information about progress with the onshore and offshore work on the Gwynt y Môr windfarm can be found in the latest project newsletter here.

More information about the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm can also be found on the RWE NRL website here.

Project updates

Weekly project construction updates were posted on this website throughout the construction period.  You can read past updates below, and you can sign up for project updates to be delivered straight to your Inbox on our News Subscriptions page.  It’s quick, easy, free and secure.

If you have any queries about the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, please contact us.

Updates (chronological list, newest first)

Gwynt y Môr: Wave Buoy Maintenance Operations, January 2019

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out on the wave buoy located at the south east of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during January 2019.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, January 2019

Mariners are advised that drop down camera and benthic grab survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast to the south, west, and within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during January 2019.  A Notice … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm: Risk of Cable Exposure, December 2018

Mariners are advised that a notice concerning the risk of cable exposure within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm site was  issued by the Gwynt y Môr Marine Coordinator on the 10th December 2018.  This notice can be downloaded Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Maintenance Operations, October 2018

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out in the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm by the jack-up platform Wind.  These are due to start on the 20th October 2018.  A Notice to Mariners has been … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, September 2018

Mariners are advised that bathymetric and sidescan survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during September 2018.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, July 2018

Mariners are advised that hydrographic survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast in the vicinity of the Great Orme and within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during July – August 2018.  A Notice … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, March 2018

Mariners are advised that geophysical survey operations are due to be carried out in and around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during March 2018.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, April 2017

Mariners are advised that geophysical survey operations are due to be carried out in and around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm during April 2017.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, April 2017

Mariners are advised that geophysical survey operations are due to be carried out in and around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm during early April 2017.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can be downloaded … Continue reading

Risk of Cable Exposure within Gwynt y Môr Windfarm

A notice to mariners has been published to advise Mariners that there may be areas within the Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm where electricity cables are exposed on the surface of the seabed.  The notice can be downloaded Continue reading