Project:

Morlais

Overview:

This project will connect Morlais with the electricity grid system, enabling developers of tidal stream technology to deploy their devices in the zone. Morlais is located off the northwest coast of Holy Island, Anglesey and aims to generate electricity through tidal energy. Once the infrastructure is in place, it will use some of the best tidal resources in Europe.

Ambition North Wales is working with lead sponsor, Menter Môn to develop this project.

Lead Sponsor:

 

Objectives

Additional GVA

Generate up to £79million net additional GVA

Carbon Savings

Save at least 200,000 tonnes of carbon 

Job Creation

Create up to 110 new jobs in the region

Low Carbon Energy

Generate at least 100MW electricity from tidal stream energy

Target Investment

£9m

Growth Deal

£25m

Other Public Sector

£0m

Private Sector

£34m

Total Investment

Which stage has the project reached?

Stage01.
Determine the Project context:

The planning phase of the spending proposal. Assessing the strategic context for the project and demonstrating how it provides synergy with other projects within the portfolio.

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Stage02.
Preparing the Strategic Outline Case:

The scoping phase of the project. Making the case for change and identifying the preferred way forward.

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Stage03.
Preparing the Outline Business Case:

The planning phase for the project. Identifying the options that provide value for money, confirming the affordability of the project and determining the arrangements for the successful delivery of the project. 

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Stage04.
Approval of the Outline Business Case:

The Outline Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the procurement phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage05.
Preparing the Full Business Case:

The procurement phase of the project. Recording the findings of the procurement and confirming the management arrangements for the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project.  

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Stage06.
Approval of the Full Business Case:

The Full Business Case is presented to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for approval. When approved the implementation phase of the project can begin. 

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Stage07.
Project implementation and monitoring:

The project implementation phase. The Full Business Case is used as a reference point to deliver the project and monitor progress. 

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Stage08.
Project Evaluation:

The post project implementation stage. Evaluating how well the project was delivered and lessons learnt.  The Full Business Case is used to determine the extent the anticipated benefits were delivered and realised.

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Key Members

  • Gerallt Llewelyn Jones Senior Responsible Officer, Morlais Anglesey Marine Energy
  • Henry Aron Energy Programme Manager