The developers and backers behind the Cardiff Tidal Lagoon project – the huge 22 kilometer-long walls of which would extend in front of Penarth Pier – are to promote the scheme at the Penarth Summer Festival.
Tidal Lagoon Cardiff Ltd claims that its planned lagoon – which would built on the tidal mud-flats east of Cardiff and Penarth Head – would generate “ Comfortably enough low-carbon electricity to power every home in Wales”.
The latest statistics for the planned lagoon say it would have an area of 70 square kilometers and would generate power as the tide falls and rises for up to 14 hours a day.
The company has now increased the number of turbines from the 66 originally proposed to install and says it is now thinking of using a total of 90 turbines – all of which would be set in the lagoon sea walls at the southern (Penarth) end of the lagoon. The company says the scheme would have an “asset life” of 120 years
The firm says it has already held 520 “engagement meetings” with “a broad array of stakeholders” in order to o inform people, organisations and local businesses about the planning process and “forthcoming opportunities for them to shape the scheme”.
Tidal Lagoon Cardiff says that “Over the coming months our Engagement Team will be popping us across the region at a number of public events in the region” and would be delighted to meet people to “have a chat about our plans and hear your ideas”.
The firm will be on Penarth sea-front at the Summer Festival on Saturday 16th July and will also be meeting people during the Cardiff Harbour Festival at Cardiff Bay on Sunday & Monday 28th & 29th August.