Awel y Môr Wind Farm project team holding online and outdoor information sessions

AWEL y Mor Wind Farm project team is holding a series of online and outdoor information sessions.

The Awel y Môr offshore wind project consultation opened on August 31 and will run until October 11.

The project team is travelling across North Wales for nine days.

They started in Rhyl but next week, will head to Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Bangor and Beaumaris.

Experts will be on hand to give residents more information about the proposals.

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 29: Pensarn Beach car park (Morning only)
  • Wednesday, September 29: Colwyn Bay promenade (Afternoon only)
  • Thursday, September 30: Llanfairfechan promenade car park
  • Friday, October 1: Llandudno promenade (North Shore)

In addition to this, the project team is hosting a series of online information sessions where people can ask questions and find out more about the proposals.

The dates have been confirmed as: Wednesday, October 6: 1pm – 2.30pm and Saturday, October 9: 10am – 11.30am

Tamsyn Rowe, of RWE Renewables said: “The information sessions are a great opportunity for local residents to come and meet members of the team and learn more about the project, whether it’s through one of our online sessions or outdoor events.

“I would encourage people to get involved with the project, and the full list of events will be available over the coming weeks on the project website.”

Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is a project being developed by RWE Renewables (RWE) to the west of the existing Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. It is located approximately 10.5km off the Welsh coast in the Irish Sea, with a maximum total area of 88km2.

The project team say the development acts as a “huge opportunity” for Wales as it strives to reach its target of producing 70 per cent of its electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Offshore wind is one of the UK’s biggest growth industries.

Awel y Môr will help ensure North Wales receives further investment in this area, bringing significant supply chain opportunities to the economy.

During construction, Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm invested £90million into Welsh businesses and since becoming fully operational, the wind farm has typically invested around £8million into the Welsh economy each year.  

To view the online exhibition and information session visit www.awelymor.cymru

Readers can also email awelymor@rwe.com or telephone phone 0800 197 8232

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno