ORML2233 Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Further Information Submission

Closed 26 Jan 2023

Opened 15 Dec 2022


On 30 May 2022 Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited submitted a marine licence application to NRW for a Fixed Offshore Windfarm named, Awel y Môr.

Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is a proposed sister project to the operational Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the north-east coast of Wales. Awel y Môr will comprise up to 50 Wind Turbine Generators and all associated infrastructure required to transmit the electricity generated to shore.

The Awel y Môr array area lies approximately 10.5km off the north-east coast of Wales. The offshore Export Cable Corridor extends from the south-western to south-eastern boundary of the array area in a south-easterly direction to meet land at Frith Beach between Rhyl and Prestatyn.

Outside of the scope of this marine licence application, an onshore Export Cable Corridor extends from the landfall to the onshore substation west of St Asaph's Business Park before connecting to the National Grid substation at Bodelwyddan.

We publicly consulted on the information submitted in the original application. That consultation ran for 42 days and ended 18 August 2022.

We have produced a Statement where more information on the determination process for the Awel y Môr marine licence application can be found. 

Why your views matter

Why We are Consulting?

In Wales, as the marine licensing authority on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, our role is to determine the marine licence application. This covers aspects of the project for works required to be undertaken within the marine environment and tidal areas (the area which falls seaward of Mean High Water Springs) and to decide whether to issue a licence with conditions or refuse the application. The steps we follow when deciding whether to grant or refuse a licence are defined by legal requirements.  

On the 25 November 2022 further information was recieved from the applicant and we are now consulting with both expert bodies and the public to seek their views on the submission. A list of documents submitted as part of the application can be seen in the document index below and are available on our Public Register. On the public register we would advise sorting by date and using the search function in order to locate a specific document.

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Please note all representations received will be shared with the applicant and may be place on our public register, with personal details removed, as in line with GDPR requirements.

What happens next

We will consider all relevant responses received during the consultation period to help inform our determination of the application.


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