Canadian technology firm Big Moon Power is to participate in a tidal energy scheme in North Wales after signing an agreement with Morlais.
The deal comes following several visits by Nova Scotia based Big Moon Power to North Wales and discussions with Morlais, the tidal energy demonstration zone off the west coast of Anglesey. Subject to receiving relevant consents the new agreement will enable Big Moon to deploy their tidal energy technology on a commercial scale at the site.
Morlais is run by social enterprise, Menter Môn, and has the potential to become one of the largest tidal stream energy sites in the world. The first stage of the project, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh government, aims to secure consent for the development of the zone.
The second stage will put the necessary infrastructure in place for various developers, such as Big Moon, to implement their devices at the site.
Gerallt Llewelyn Jones, director with Morlais commented: “This is great news for us. It is an exciting time to be part of the marine energy sector and we’re really pleased that Big Moon has joined a growing list of developers who are keen to work with us.”