Partrac delivers site characterization for Morlais tidal

Scottish marine survey specialist Partrac has conducted a detailed geophysical survey of the Morlais Tidal Demonstration Zone offshore Anglesey in Wales as part of a wider site characterization project.

Commissioned by Menter Môn, the developer of the Morlais Tidal Demonstration Zone off the western seaboard of the Isle of Anglesey, Partrac delivered detailed multi-beam echo-sounder, side scan sonar, magnetometer and single channel seismic hydrographic and geophysical survey datasets.

Partrac’s Technical Director, Kevin Black, said:

“Whereas we are probably better known for tidal resource and turbulence regime surveys for this sector, this project expands our portfolio, and we now have a demonstrated capacity to fully characterize the physical-geological environment at tidal energy sites.”

Menter Môn is proposing the Morlais project to enable the development of the Morlais Demonstration Zone. The Morlais project will seek to provide a consented tidal technology demonstration zone with communal infrastructure such as export cables and substations, for tidal technology developers to install and test arrays of tidal energy converters.

By working in partnership with government, the third sector, business and individuals, Menter Môn is a social enterprise which works across north Wales to deliver a range of regeneration, environmental and cultural projects for the benefit of local communities.

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