Irish Sea wind farm plans to go on display on Anglesey and in Bangor


Geraint Jones

PLANS for up to 440 wind turbines off the Anglesey coast are to go on display.

Celtic Array has launched the second phase of its consultation on the Rhiannon wind farm, which could produce enough energy to power around 1.5 million homes.

Kirsty McGuinness, Rhiannon development manager, said: “We’re committed to being a good neighbour and are pleased to have made real progress since our last consultation events.

“I’m delighted to be in a position where we can now talk to the community in more detail about how our plans have developed so we can take on board any further views and answer any questions they may have.”

The 2.2 GW wind farm would be located 11 miles off the coast of Anglesey.

Additional offshore infrastructure would include up to eight offshore substations and four accommodation platforms.

The wind farm would be connected to Anglesey via undersea export cables to up to four landfall sites at the shoreline.

Electricity would then be transferred to a network of underground cables that would carry the power to a new onshore substation proposed for Rhosgoch.
The consultation runs until May 19.

Public exhibitions will be held on Anglesey and in Bangor

Oriel Ynys Môn Arts centre and gallery, Llangefni – Tuesday, April 1 (2 – 7pm)
Holyhead Town Hall – Wednesday, April 2, (12 – 5pm)
Beaumaris Town Hall, Beaumaris – Thursday, April 3 (2 – 7pm)
Amlwch War Memorial Hall, Amlwch – Friday, April 4 (2 – 7pm)
Rhosybol Community Hall, Rhosybol – Saturday, April 5 (11am – 4pm)
Bangor University Management Centre, Bangor – Monday, April 7 (2 – 7pm)


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