Mona Offshore Wind Project is pleased to announce its second Project update newsletter, keeping you up to date with the Project’s progress and latest information. Click the link below to find out more.
Inside you will find information about our decision to reduce the wind project site development area, which will further mitigate effects on other marine users, and what you can expect from the next steps of the Project’s development.
Should you have any questions about this newsletter or if you would like further information about the Project generally, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.View update here
The Mona Offshore Wind Project is a proposed offshore wind farm located in the east Irish Sea, being developed by Mona Offshore Wind Ltd, a joint venture of bp and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW).
The Mona project includes offshore elements to generate electricity and both offshore and onshore elements to enable transmission of the electricity generated to the national grid:
- Wind turbine generators (up to 96 turbines)
- Offshore substation platform(s)
- Offshore interconnector cables, inter-array cables and export cables
- Transition joint bays (connecting the offshore and onshore cables)
- Onshore cables
- Onshore Substation
- Connection into existing Bodelwyddan National Grid Substation
The Mona Offshore Wind Project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This means that a development consent order (DCO) is needed from the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
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Our statutory consultation on our latest proposals closed on Sunday 4 June 2023.
This was our second consultation on the latest design of the project. To view all materials relating to our recent statutory consultation. This includes our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (or ‘PEIR’), which formed the basis of our recent consultation.
Morgan Offshore Wind Project
We also held a public consultation on our latest proposals for the Morgan Offshore Wind Project. This consultation also closed on 4 June 2023.
- Visit our website where you can find out more about the Project.
Online webinar event
Watch the recording of our online consultation event, broadcast on 9 May 2023Watch recording
Who are EnBW and bp?
This project is being brought forward as a joint venture of bp and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW).
bp has set out an ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. bp has set out a strategy for delivering this ambition. bp is focused on delivering its transformation into an integrated energy company, helping to provide the energy the world needs today, and investing in the energy transition.
bp entered the offshore wind sector in 2020 via a partnership with Equinor to develop offshore wind projects in the US, including the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects off the East Coast that have a planned potential of 4.4 GW generating capacity. In the UK, bp and partner EnBW are leading the development of the Morgan and Mona offshore wind projects in the Irish Sea and the Morven offshore wind project in the North Sea. These projects have a combined potential generating capacity of 5.9 GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of around 6 million UK households. In early 2023, bp was successful in its bid to develop its first floating offshore wind demonstration project offshore Aberdeenshire.
In July 2023, bp was successful in its bids for two sites offshore in Germany with a potential generating capacity of 4 GW. bp has formed a strategic partnership with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni to explore offshore wind opportunities in Japan. bp has also formed a JV with Norway’s Deep Wind Offshore, a part of which saw bp acquire a 55% stake in the company’s early-stage offshore wind portfolio, which includes four projects across the Korean peninsula with a potential generating capacity of up to 6 GW.
bp already has a significant onshore wind business in the US with a gross generating capacity of 1,700 MW, operating nine wind assets across the country. In the UK, bp have a 50% share in Lightsource bp which aims to develop 10 GW of solar projects by 2023.
EnBW is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and supplies electricity, gas, water and energy solutions and energy industry services to around 5.5 million customers with a workforce of more than 27,000 employees. EnBW aims to strengthen its position as a sustainable and innovative infrastructure partner for customers, citizens and local authorities to an even greater extent. The repositioning of EnBW with a focus on renewable energies and smart infrastructure solutions is a key component of its strategy. With a focus on renewable energy and smart infrastructure solutions, EnBW’s objective is for half of the electricity it supplies to be from renewable sources by the end of 2025. This is already having a noticeable effect on the reduction of CO2 e=missions, which EnBW aims to halve by 2030 and to be climate neutral by 2035. EnBW has been involved in the operation of hydro power plants in the Black Forest for more than 100 years, and has a large and continuously growing number of onshore wind farms and solar photovoltaics in Germany, France and Sweden. In addition, EnBW developed, constructed and operates four offshore wind farms in Germany (EnBW Baltic 1, Baltic 2, Hohe See and Albatros) with a total installed capacity of 945 MW, commissioned between 2011 and 2020. A further 900 MW offshore wind farm, He Dreiht, is currently under development in Germany.