HydroWing demo project

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Cornish marine renewables company HydroWing has been awarded a berth at the Morlais tidal energy project in Anglesey.

The Penryn-based business plans a “phased approach” starting with a commercial demonstrator project in 2023 which will be operated by its newly-established Welsh operation – HydroWing Tidal Projects Ltd.

The initial project will look to cement the tidal turbine technology at the site, grow the Welsh team and develop local supply chains and stakeholder relations to subsequently enable a full roll out.

HydroWing MD, Richard Parkinson, said: “We are very excited to demonstrate our HydroWing with the next generation turbines at Morlais. Our key objective is to demonstrate that tidal energy can be cost competitive versus other renewable energy sources.

“We look forward to working with the local supply chain and collaborating with other developers at Morlais.”