Menter Môn, a social enterprise behind Morlais Marine Energy, has commissioned Aberdeen-based Anatec for a radar survey of winter shipping in the west Anglesey Demonstration Zone and its approaches.
The survey will collect data which will be used to update the data set used to inform a Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), currently being prepared for the Morlais tidal energy project.
The West Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone is an area which has been identified by the Crown Estate as being a suitable location for the installation of marine energy devices in the short to medium term.
The Zone comprises of 35km² and is generally based around the promontory of Holy Island.
The Morlais tidal energy project is being developed with part funding by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh government, to facilitate commercial deployments of a range of tidal energy technologies and has the potential to create one of the largest tidal stream energy sites in the world.
Menter Môn was first awarded rights to develop the site from The Crown Estate in 2014.