Harnessing Welsh Energy

Situated off Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales, the Llŷr projects are intended to feature two innovative floating offshore wind technologies. The two 100MW Llŷr projects will have the combined capacity to power approximately 200 thousand UK homes. with the intention to accelerate the progress of floating offshore wind technology to a world-wide competitive offering before 2030.

 

By providing a new source of renewable energy for the UK consumer, the Llŷr project will not only contribute to the UK’s drive to net zero emissions by unlocking new energy capacity from deeper waters but will also act as a pathfinder in creating new opportunities for the Welsh and Southwest England regional supply chain in the globally expanding market for floating offshore wind.

 

Llyr location map

PROJECT

Location

The Llŷr project is located in the approaches to the Bristol Channel in the Celtic Sea approximately 40 kilometres offshore at depths averaging 60-70 metres.

The Llŷr development comprises two offshore sites with a capacity of 100 MW each. Average wind speeds in the Celtic Sea are high, typically greater than 8 meters per second.

Project

Timeline

 

This timeline represents our best estimate of how the project will move forward, subject to receiving the appropriate lease and permits from the relevant authorities.

If the consent applications for development are successful, construction of the floating platforms and infrastructure is anticipated to commence in 2024, with installation commencing in 2025/26.

March 2020

Marine ecology aerial survey commence

July 2021

Crown Estate announce intention to grant lease subject to HRA

October 2021 to June 2022

Offshore and Onshore Surveys

December 2021

Submission of Scoping Report to Natural Resources Wales

February 2022

Public Consultation Event 1

August 2022

Public Consultation Event 2

November 2022

Submission of Consent and Licence applications to NRW

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Get in touch with Llŷr wind

The Llŷr project is committed to communicating with and responding quickly to the needs and interests of project stakeholders and the local community. If the information you are seeking is not provided on this website, please drop us an email with your information request.

The Llŷr project is committed to communicating with and responding quickly to the needs and interests of project stakeholders and the local community. If the information you are seeking is not provided on this website, please drop us an email with your information request.