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Project Update: September 2022


Stakeholder Engagement

  • We produce these monthly updates to share information on key progress on our Enlli tidal project. Please contact us on the details below if you have any questions or comments, or you would like to discuss anything with us.

  • We 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.

  • 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, Instagram and Facebook. For the latest news from YnNi Llŷn, you can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


Key Nova Progress

  • Work on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Enlli tidal project in September has been focused on collating existing data that is available for the project area. This includes information on water depth and seabed habitats that has been gathered during surveys carried out by Bangor University in the waters around the Llŷn Peninsula. They have shared this data with us and we are examining whether it is detailed enough for the EIA.

  • Ecologists working on the EIA visited Aberdaron in September to carry out a survey of the plants and vegetation in the area (see image above). This information will be used to assess the potential environmental effects of the cable route and onshore substation for the project.

  • We completed a boat-based marine bird and mammal survey in Bardsey Sound in September. These surveys will continue until the autumn, after which we will have a full 12-months of survey data to assess the potential effects of the project on marine mammals and birds, as part of the EIA.

Key YnNi Llŷn progress

  • Wil is continuing to work with Ambition North Wales to explore opportunities for creating a Smart Local Energy System and supporting local decarbonisation and economic growth on the Llŷn.

Key activity planned for October

  • We plan to share information about our Evidence Plan in October and will be contacting stakeholders who might hold key data, information and knowledge.

  • In October (weather and vessel availability permitting) we will continue 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.