Mott MacDonald selected for UK Northern Tidal Power Gateways

WCN Editorial Team 23 Feb 2017 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Mott MacDonald, a UK-based multidisciplinary consultancy, has been selected to provide advice on the planned Northern Tidal Power Gateways project across Morecambe Bay [pictured] and the Duddon Estuary in northwest England.

Estimated to cost £8bn, the project includes power generating turbines and transport links from the M6 in the south to Millom, with the potential to also reach Moorside if appropriate.

Under the contract, Mott MacDonald will analyse how the wider economic benefits of the scheme can be captured and realised.

Northern Tidal Power Gateways, the project’s developer, conducted initial studies that revealed that the gateway at Morecambe Bay could produce 6,500GWh of power annually, enough to power about 1.5M homes.

It was also found that the Duddon Estuary gateway could generate about 100GWh of electricity each year, the equivalent of powering nearly 25,000 houses.

Mott MacDonald’s project director David Stork said: “We are very proud to be working on this exciting and ambitious project, which has the potential to be transformational for the north west.

“Our team will be responsible for investigating all the opportunities made possible by this development, as well as understanding the challenges that will need to be overcome to make the project feasible.

“Mott MacDonald also works on large hydropower projects around the world so we’ll be bringing that extensive expertise to the project as well.”

The project could create more than 7,500 construction jobs and add over £300M gross value per annum to the northwest economy during construction.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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