Two new offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea have been given Welsh language names. The companies BP and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG today confirmed the names of their two new offshore wind projects would be Morgan and Mona. When complete, Morgan and Mona will have a combined potential generating capacity of 3GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity. Burkhard Roemhild, EnBW project director, explained the names: “We were inspired by the location of these two offshore wind developments and their connection to the region. “Morgan means ‘sea chief’ in Old Welsh, and Mona relates to Ynys Môn, the Welsh name for the Isle of Anglesey.”
Nation Cymru 14th July 2021 read more »
Six-legged robotic “bugs” could soon be repairing offshore wind farms, putting an end to humans doing risky maintenance and potentially lowering energy bills in the process. Engineers have proven the concept for an autonomous vessel kitted out with technology that can scan blades for defects from a distance. This happens while the blades are still moving, with their tips hitting speeds of 200mph.
Telegraph 14th July 2021 read more »