The Deep Green Project proposed by Minesto Ltd. is a tidal power project to be located in the Holyhead Deep approximately 6km west of Holy Island, Anglesey. The Project will consist of three tidal generation units anchored to the seabed along with infrastructure such as an export cable to transfer power to shore and a subsea transformer. The Project Development Area (PDA) and associated export cable, which is planned to be located within a cable route corridor (CRC) area and make landfall at Penrhos Beach, are displayed in Figure 1.
As part of the application for consent to install the Project, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required. Xodus Group on behalf of Minesto Ltd. has contracted the Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies Ltd. (CMACS) to characterise the main benthic habitats and sediments of the PDA and the CRC to inform this assessment.