Major expansion at UK port for next-gen windfarm


Major expansion plans at a port to base new wind turbines have been revealed. 

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by Rory ButlerFebruary 6, 2023

Property management company, The Port of Mostyn Ltd is requesting permission from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to overhaul the privately owned and operated port in Flintshire, North Wales. 

It hopes to reclaim around 4.5 ha of land behind the port and to construct a 350m quay wall. 

Significant dredging work is also required.  

If a marine licence is granted, it is understood construction could take 21 months. 

The firm is also understood to be in talks with windfarm developers in the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea about using Mostyn as a base. 

The first two offshore windfarms in the UK were built at the port two decades ago. 

Hundreds of construction jobs will result. 

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