Crown Estate maps – looking good!

Hiraeth Energy and Magnora Offshore Wind are delighted to welcome The Crown Estate’s announcement about areas of search for offshore wind development in the Celtic Sea.

The Crown Estate’s announcement demonstrates ambition for large-scale developments, up to 4GW by 2035. It also describes how developments can be delivered in a ‘stepping stone’ approach, in line with Hiraeth Energy’s proposed Môr Gwyrdd and Môr Glas projects.

The long-term ambition for the Celtic Sea is vast, with up to 20GW being earmarked for the area by 2045, heralding huge local industrial opportunities for Pembrokeshire and the wider south Wales supply chain.

Hiraeth Energy and Magnora Offshore Wind have also welcomed the map showing areas of search, as both Môr Gwyrdd and Môr Glas fall within the zones of interest identified by The Crown Estate.

Speaking about the announcement, Joseph Kidd of Hiraeth Energy said:

This announcement from The Crown Estate fits our development criteria perfectly. We are aligned with The Crown Estate’s ambition for generation capacity, supply chain and for a collaborative approach to managing environmental impact.”

Magnora Offshore Wind’s lead project manager, Trond Gärtner, said:

We have learned a huge amount from our involvement in the Scotwind leasing round, and we look forward to bringing all our experience and expertise to maximise the local opportunities for companies in Wales, and to ensuring that our projects are as closely aligned with the expectations of policy-makers and local communities as possible.”