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Project Update: May 2022


Stakeholder Engagement

  • Although official restrictions have eased, Covid cases remain high, so we will continue to use our monthly project updates to share information on key progress on our Enlli tidal project. We hope to be able to have more face-to-face meetings in coming months. Please contact us on the details below if you have any questions or comments, or you would like to discuss anything with us.

  • You can also keep up to date on the latest news and progress on the Enlli tidal project and Nova’s other exciting tidal energy projects around the world by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. For the latest news from YnNi Llŷn, you can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

  • We now have a bilingual website for our Enlli tidal project. The Enlli website which can be viewed at www.enllitidal.com provides key information on the project. We will be adding more information over the coming months. Along with the monthly updates, we will use the website as a way of keeping everyone updated on key project progress.


Key Nova Progress

  • In May we carried out an exercise to appoint a lead partner to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment for our Enlli tidal project. The successful contractor will work closely with Nova’s environmental and engineering specialists to carry out a detailed assessment of the potential effects of the project on the environment, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area, as well as any socio-economic effects. The assessment will identify the benefits of the project, as well as any mitigation measures that will be required to minimise any risks.

  • Over the coming months we will share key information on progress with the Environmental Impact Assessment in these monthly updates. We will also be seeking the views and input of local communities and others with an interest in the project. We would like to know how you would like to be involved and how you want us to share information with you. We would welcome any thoughts or ideas you have on this, so please let us know using the contact details below.

  • As part of the Enlli project we are exploring the potential to take some of the power generated by our turbines to Ynys Enlli. We would only bring tidal energy to the island if it were something that the local community, island residents and the Bardsey Island Trust want to see happen. After speaking to the Bardsey Island Trust we have agreed to undertake a feasibility study to assess the potential. We have appointed a company to do the study.

Key YnNi Llŷn progress

  • No update from YnNi Llŷn this month.

Key activity planned for June

  • In June (weather permitting) we hope to resume our boat-based bird and mammal surveys in Bardsey Sound as part of the environmental assessment for the Enlli tidal project.

  • Nova and YnNi Llŷn are keen to speak to anyone who has an interest in the project. Please contact Nova on 0131 241 2000 info@novainnovation.com or YnNi Llŷn on 07500 894331 wil@ynnillyn.cymru.