Wave and tidal

Official announcements about planned or existing projects, or comments we may make on topics of discussion within the industry, can be found here.

Notice relating to the granting of rights to Nova Innovation Limited to deploy a 2MW array of tidal turbines at Bardsey Sound, Gwynedd

Under our current leasing opportunities process for ocean energy, The Crown Estate has granted rights to Nova Innovation Limited to deploy a 2MW array of tidal turbines at Bardsey Sound, Gwynedd.  The full press release can be found on the Nova Innovation website at www.novainnovation.com

The rights being granted at this stage are for an Agreement for Lease (AFL) only, in order for the developer to carry out an assessment of the site and commence consenting activities.  A Lease for development rights will not be awarded until all of the necessary permissions are secured.

The construction and deployment of the proposed array will be subject to the statutory consenting regime, and an application for development consent will need to be submitted to the relevant authorities (in this case, Natural Resources Wales is the regulating body). As part of the consenting process, the developer will need to undertake all statutorily required consultation with relevant stakeholders to assess the potential impact of the proposed development.  

Should you require any further information please contact matthew.clear@thecrownestate.co.uk.