Plans to push forward a £590m tidal energy project are looking “encouraging” following results from a seabed survey, according to developers. Mostyn SeaPower Ltd wants to build a tidal lagoon, using turbines on the Dee Estuary in Flintshire to generate electricity for homes and businesses. Its findings show the seabed was “well-suited” to carry the lagoon wall. At about four miles (6.5km) in length, it would run along the estuary between Mostyn and Point of Ayr. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Port of Mostyn, hopes to submit a formal development application to officials by the end of 2022. However, a deeper seabed study has yet to be completed, along with an ecological survey.
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