Tidal lagoon project to cost 30p per household

A £1.3 billion tidal lagoon energy project, which would cost around 30p per household, has been backed by a government-commissioned review. The report, led by former Energy Minister Charles Hendry, says the ‘pathfinder’ project in Swansea would kick-start a tidal industry which could play a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable role in the UK’s energy mix. […]

UK’s tidal lagoon energy could be worth £70bn

The tidal lagoon energy sector could be worth more than £70 billion to UK industry. Tidal Lagoon Power has released a report exploring the opportunities the growing sector could present to British industry. The group also launched a tender for the design and construction of a new £22m turbine factory in Swansea Bay. The report suggests Britain is well […]

Crown Estate aims to understand interest in future tidal projects

An “industry engagement process” to understand market interest in future tidal and lagoon projects across the nation has been launched. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK seabed, is calling on interested developers to give their feedback to help shape any future leasing processes. It said the move was prompted by a growing number of […]

Work on £650m tidal power lagoon in Swansea starts

Engineers have started work on a project to develop a £650 million tidal power lagoon (pictured) in Swansea Bay, which when completed would be the first purpose-built power plant of its type in the world. Contractor Environmental Scientifics Group will be investigating the seabed for four weeks and the results will determine the physical characteristics […]