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)

Gwynt y Môr: Benthic Survey, September 2020

Mariners are advised that benthic survey work is due to be carried out to the south and west of Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm during September 2020.  A Notice to Mariners about this operation is summarised below and can be downloaded … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Wave Buoy Maintenance, September 2020

Mariners are advised that one day of maintenance operations are due to be carried out on the wave buoy located at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore windfarm in mid September 2020.  A Notice to Mariners about this operation is summarised … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Jack up Vessel Operations – rescheduled start date, October 2020

Mariners are advised that the scheduled maintenance operations due to be carried out by the jack up vessel MPI Resolution at two locations within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales are now due to start … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Jack up Vessel Operations, September 2020

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out by the jack up vessel MPI Resolution at two locations within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during September 2020.  A Notice … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: ROV Survey Operations, July 2020

Mariners are advised that ROV survey operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during July 2020. A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, June 2020

Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during June 2020.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, April 2020

Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during April 2020.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, March 2020

Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during March 2020.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr windfarm extension: meeting on 28th January in Rhyl

A meeting to discuss proposals for an extension to the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, which will be called “Awel y Môr” is scheduled to take place at 1830 on 28th January in Rhyl.

This meeting will be attended by representatives … Continue reading

Gwynt y Môr: Survey Operations, May 2019

Mariners are advised that survey operations are due to be carried out off the North Wales coast within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm during May 2019.  A Notice to Mariners has been issued, which is summarised below and can … Continue reading