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  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.  Power production started in September 2013, the construction phase ended in November 2014, and final commissioning occurred in June 2015.

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.

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

More information about the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm can also be found on the innogy 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)

North Wales Coast: Deployment of Scientific Experiment

Mariners are advised that reasearchers from Aberystwyth University have deployed two moorings in Liverpool Bay which mark the location of scientific experiments.  Details of these moorings are provided in a Notice to Mariners which can be downloaded here and … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair – Update & Marker Buoy, May 2021

This is a further update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is being carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.

This work started in January, and was completed in March 2021.  … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Rope Access Operations, April 2021

This is an update to Mariners about that rope access work and blade maintenance is due to be carried out throughout the Gwynt y Môr Windfarm in April 2021.  Details of this work is provided in a Notice to Mariners … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair – Update & Marker Buoy, March 2021

This is a further update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is being carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.

This work started in January, and is now expected to be … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair – Further Update, March 2021

This is a further update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is being carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.

This work started in January, and is now expected to be … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair Update, March 2021

[Please note: this notice has been superceded by an update that is available here].

This is an update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is being carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair Underway, January 2021

[Please note: this notice has been superceded by an update that is available here].

This is an update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is due to be carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repair Update, January 2021

[Please note: this notice has been superceded by an update that is available here].

This is an update to Mariners about the cable repair work that is due to be carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Export Cable Repairs, January 2021

[Please note: this notice has been superceded by an update that is available here]

Mariners are advised that cable repair work is due to be carried out on the export cable for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Safety notice update for fishermen and anglers, November 2020

This notice provides an update to facilitate the safe conduct of fishing and angling activities within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Site.  It provides information on certain safety issues and links to maps showing the location of turbines, … Continue reading