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.
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
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.View information hub
Who are EnBW and bp?
This project is being brought forward as a joint venture of bp and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW).
bp's purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet.
bp has set out an ambition to be a net zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero.
This strategy will see bp transform from an international oil company producing resources - to an integrated energy company providing solutions to customers.
bp already has a significant onshore wind business in the US with a gross generating capacity of 1.7GW, operating nine wind assets across the country as well as a 5.2GW net offshore pipeline.
Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe,
with a workforce of 27,000 employees supplying energy to around 5.5 million customers. Installed renewable energy capacity will account for 50 percent of EnBW's generating portfolio by the end of 2025.
EnBW was among the pioneers in offshore wind power with its Baltic 1 wind farm in the Baltic Sea. EnBW has developed, constructed and operates four offshore wind farms in Germany with a total installed capacity of 945MW.
Another 960MW from the offshore wind farm He Dreiht are currently under development; the final investment decision in March 2023 cleared the way for the start of construction.