Welsh language names for two new wind farms in the Irish Sea
Two new offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea have been given Welsh language names.
The companies BP and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG today confirmed the names of their two new offshore wind projects would be Morgan and Mona.
When complete, Morgan and Mona will have a combined potential generating capacity of 3GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.
Burkhard Roemhild, EnBW project director, explained the names: “We were inspired by the location of these two offshore wind developments and their connection to the region.
“Morgan means ‘sea chief’ in Old Welsh, and Mona relates to Ynys Môn, the Welsh name for the Isle of Anglesey.”
Morgan and Mona were previously referred to as lease areas 1 and 2, or Yellow North and Yellow South. They are approximately 300km² and 500km² in size respectively, are located approximately 30km from the coast, and in average water depths of around 35m.
Richard Haydock, BP project director, said that the projects would quadruple the UK’s generating capacity to 40GW by 2030.
“We think it’s incredibly important the local supply chain contributes to that, so have today launched a dedicated supplier portal where local companies can pair their skills with the projects’ needs,” he said
“The portal provides access for companies of all sizes to register their interest for future work.”
The project is encouraging UK-based suppliers to register their interest at enbw-bp.com/suppliers, particularly those with connections across the north of Wales and the northwest of England.