SeaGen Skerries Marine Turbines

The SeaGen Skerries project is a pioneering renewable energy development that will harness the power of the tides off the coast of Anglesey to generate electricity.  SeaGen are planning to construct an array of 5 tidal current turbines in the Sound between Carmel Head on Anglesey and the Skerries.

SeaGen Skerries Project Area

The SeaGen turbines are like underwater windmills.  Their unique design allows the turbines to generate electricity whether the tide is rising or falling (see the video here).  Using the predictable rise and fall of the tides, each SeaGen turbine can generate as much energy as a large wind turbine.

AWJ have been working with SeaGen from the very start of the Skerries project back in 2007.  We have provided expert input to the environmental assessment of the project.

We continue to provide Fishery Liaison Services and ongoing advice to the SeaGen project team on fishing issues in the area.

SeaGen submitted their application for consent to build the Skerries tidal array in late 2011.  More information about the Skerries project can be found on the SeaGen Wales website here.  Site investigations prior to construction are still being carried out, and you can read the latest updates below.

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Updates (chronological list, newest first)

SeaGen Skerries Update: Geotechnical survey April 2013

Geotechnical survey work is due to be carried out between Anglesey and the Skerries, starting on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 until 7th April 2013 (weather permitting).  This work is being carried out as part of the site investigations for the … Continue reading

SeaGen Update: Current meter recovery

The submarine current meters located between Anglesey and the Skerries are due to be recovered from the sea between Monday 30th April and Wednesday 2nd May.  The recovery of these current meters will be dependent on the weather.

The vessel Seekat … Continue reading

SeaGen Update: Current Meter Deployment

Submarine equipment is due to be installed at five locations between Anglesey and the Skerries as part of the SeaGen project.  This notice provides some information about the timing and location of activities.

Stainless steel frames containing scientific equipment will … Continue reading

SeaGen Update: Current Meter Deployment

Stainless steel frames containing scientific equipment will be deployed at five locations between Anglesey and the Skerries over the next few days (from today, 28th February to Sunday 4th March).

The vessel Seekat C will be installing these frames, and … Continue reading

SeaGen Project Secures Lease from the Crown Estate

Plans by Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables to install and operate Wales’s first-ever tidal energy farm have moved a step closer with the granting of an Agreement for Lease by The Crown Estate for the … Continue reading

SeaGen Consent Application submitted

Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT), in partnership with RWE npower renewables, has today submitted a consent application to install a 10MW array of tidal stream turbines off the North West coast of Anglesey in 2015. The array, consisting of seven … Continue reading

Anglesey Tidal Plan Moves Forward

Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables hosted an exhibition about its plans to harness the power of the tidal waters off the north-west coast of Anglesey to generate electricity for up to 20% of the Island. … Continue reading