Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm
Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm

In development | Offshore Wind Farm

Awel y Môr

Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is being developed as an extension to 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 78km2.

We have submitted our applications for a Development Consent Order (DCO) and marine licence stating the maximum number of turbines will be between 34 and 50, with a maximum tip height of 332m. The precise number of turbines and their exact dimensions will be decided later in the development process.

If you have any questions about the project please contact us!

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Facts and figures

34 - 00


00 kilometres

off the Welsh coast

Capacity to power up to approx. 00

average UK households

Many parts of the project have been defined including the offshore cable corridor, cable landfall location, onshore cable corridor, potential sites for temporary construction compounds, and the substation location. However some aspects of detailed design will be resolved after consents are granted.

The DCO and marine license applications are each being scrutinised by an Examining Authority, appointed by the Planning Inspectorate and Natural Resources Wales respectively. The Examining Authority will make a recommendation for DCO consent or refusal to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who will make a decision, which is expected by autumn 2023.

Natural Resources Wales will decide on the project’s marine licence on behalf of the Welsh Government soon after.

Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is owned by RWE Renewables (60%), Stadtwerke München (30%) and Siemens’ financing arm, Siemens Financial Services (10%). RWE is leading the development of the project on behalf of the project partners.

For more information visit the project website

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Josh Morris

Stakeholder & Communications Officer

Welsh Projects

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