The clock’s ticking on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

A giant clock in Swansea city centre has begun counting down the days until the one-year anniversary of the Hendry Review, which voiced support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The move by Swansea Council aims to highlight the government’s slow pace in responding to the report, which was published on the 12th of […]

Tidal lagoon supporters go to Downing Street

A letter urging the Prime Minister to approve the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been handed in to Downing Street. Organised by local group Love the Lagoon, more than 100 businesses signed the letter backing the £1.3 billion project, which Charles Hendry suggested would offer a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. The project’s […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon branded ‘hideously expensive’

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is “hideously expensive” and offshore versions of the technology could provide power at a quarter of the price. That’s according to Dale Vince, the founder and CEO of UK renewable energy firm Ecotricity, who has called on the government to resist pressure to back the £1.3 billion facility. Mr Vince claims Tidal Lagoon […]

‘Tidal lagoons mean cheaper power than wind or nuclear’

  Tidal lagoons with large volumes of water will make electricity cheaper than nuclear power and offshore wind. That’s according to Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive Officer of Tidal Lagoon Power Limited, the company behind the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon pathfinder project. Speaking to ELN at RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal 2017 conference last week, Mr Shorrock explained how […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon awards £200m contract

A British construction company has been named as the preferred bidder for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales. Laing O’Rourke won a £200 million contract to deliver a 410-metre turbine house and a sluice structure block for the project. It will require up to 500 workers during peak construction, the company said. The […]

Plans for world’s first tidal power lagoon submitted

Planning permission for the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay – which could provide power for more than 120,000 homes for 120 years – has been submitted. Developer Tidal Lagoon Power said the proposed £850 million project has the potential to supply 10% of the UK’s domestic electricity by 2030 while also […]

Tidal lagoon 'could add extra £154m to Welsh economy'

The planned Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon could add an extra £154 million to the Welsh economy over its three-year build, according to a new report by Welsh academics. If the project goes ahead it will be the world’s first purpose built tidal energy lagoon (artist’s impression, pictured), providing a steady stream of renewable electricity to […]