About the project
At its nearest point, the Project will be approximately 30km from the shore of the Lancashire coast.
When fully operational, our windfarm is anticipated to generate a nominal capacity of 480MW and produce renewable power for over 500,000 homes in the UK, as well as providing a viable alternative to fossil fuel powered energy generation plants.
This Project will play a key role in tackling climate change by:
- Generating low carbon electricity from an offshore windfarm in support of the decarbonisation and security of the UK electricity supply.
- Optimising generation capacity within the constraints of available sites and grid infrastructure.
- Delivering a significant volume of offshore wind in support of the UK Government’s Net Zero by 2050 target and commitment to deliver up to 50GW of offshore wind by 2030.
- Contribute to achieving the aims of the UK’s Energy Security Strategy.
Our aims are also to:
- Co-exist and collaborate with other activities, developers and operators to enable the balance of different users.
- Contribute to the local, regional and national economy by providing investment, as well as employment and new infrastructure during all phases of the Project.
- Continue to drive down technology and development costs to help provide lowcost energy to consumers and provide community benefits to help contribute to the fight against fuel poverty.
- Align with the key drivers in current and planned updates to national policy.
The exact layout of the Project's infrastructure is still being developed and will not be finalised until the Project has been granted consent by the Planning Inspectorate and Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Due to the complexity of the Project, many details will likely remain unknown to us at the time of submitting our application, including the:
- Precise number, location and configuration of the wind turbine generators (WTGs), offshore substation platforms (OSPs) and any associated development.
- Type of foundation to install the turbines and any associated development.
- Exact height of the tip of the turbine rotors and the diameter of the rotors.
Should you have any queries, please get in touch with us using one of the methods below:
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us: 0800 915 2493 (option 2)
- Write to us: FREEPOST MORECAMBE GENERATION
The size, number and positioning of our turbines have yet to be decided. But at this early stage we’ve created indicative 3D visualisations to show potential views of the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm from a range of onshore locations.View map
The application process
The Government classifies major energy projects as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). Permission is granted in line with the national policy guidance set out in the Planning Act 2008.Read more
In 2021, The Crown Estate announced that it had selected six proposed new offshore wind projects in the waters around England and Wales, through a process known as Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4.Read more
We will consider all the feedback we have received alongside carrying out further technical, engineering and environmental work.Read more