Building onshore infrastructure for Anglesey tidal energy project


United Kingdom – The main contract for building onshore infrastructure for Anglesey’s Morlais marine energy project, worth £23.5 million, has been awarded to a north Wales company.

The scheme’s operator, Menter Môn, has announced that JonesBros Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract, and work will begin this spring.

The news coincides with the announcement of a £31 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund, which will be channeled through the Welsh Government for the first phase of construction. The project has also received support from the Isle of Anglesey County Council, the North Wales Growth Deal, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

National Grid connection

Jones Bros, which has its headquarters in Ruthin, will be in charge of building the landfall substation on Holy Island, as well as the cabling that will connect the scheme to the National Grid.

Morlais is the largest social enterprise-run tidal energy project in the UK, and once completed, it will generate clean electricity off Anglesey’s coast. Menter Môn has been securing local jobs and boosting the local economy since winning the Crown Estate lease to manage the 35KM2 zone in 2014.