By harnessing the power of the tides, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon could deliver a step-change in the UK’s energy mix

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon: Development Consent Order Granted

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has today been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for its £1 billion project.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the first tidal lagoon in the world which will generate electricity whilst establishing a new waterfront for Swansea, a focus for water-based activities and a visitor destination in its own right. LDA Design led the masterplan for the project.

 

Alister Kratt, Board Director at LDA Design, said: “This announcement is exciting news for everyone involved in the project. We look forward to our continued role in this project and supporting Tidal Lagoon Company on the promotion of their other UK lagoon projects.”

Mark Shorrock, CEO of Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, said: “With the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon becoming a reality, locking in 120 year life, zero carbon energy infrastructure, we have the potential to help transform our industrial economy and the UK’s energy mix.

From Rugby to Pembroke Dock, from Sheffield to Swansea Bay, from Chepstow to Port Talbot, companies are working in the supply chain to prepare for the delivery of a new approach to energy infrastructure. Through a single project we have the opportunity to create a whole new industry. And in a single step, that project can take us to low cost, renewable energy on a nuclear scale.

We see it as a game-changer, a scalable blueprint, paving the way for a fleet of lagoons that can work in harmony with nature to help secure the nation’s electricity for generations to come.”

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