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.

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: 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

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm: Unlit Buoy South of North Hoyle windfarm

Mariners are advised that there is presently an unlit buoy to the south of the North Hoyle windfarm.

The buoy is an Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler (AWAC) and is described as a yellow special mark with a yellow solitaire … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm: revised schedule for Jack up vessel operations, February 2017

Mariners are advised that the maintenance operations within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm that had been scheduled for January 2017 are now due to be carried out  during early February 2017.  The revised schedule and the scope of this work is set … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm: Jack up vessel operations, January 2017

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during January 2017.  The scope of this work is set out in Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, May 2016

Mariners are advised that two survey operations are due to be carried out in and around the Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm during May 2016.  One survey will involve a local fishing vessel carrying out scientific fishing survey work as part of … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Safety notice for fishermen and anglers

This notice clarifies the situation concerning the safe conduct of fishing and angling activities within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Site.  The notice has been issued promote safe operations and provide advice on certain safety issues.

Mariners are advised … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Maintenance Works, December 2015

Mariners are advised that cable maintenance works are due to be carried out on the export cable from the Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm starting on or around the 6th December 2015.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued in connection with these … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr Windfarm: Operations Report, 22nd September 2015

This is a summary of the notice of operations for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm issued on 20th September 2015 to harbour masters and sea users.  This notice describes progress with construction, recent operations, work planned for the next 7 days, and … Continue reading