German energy giant RWE’s RWE Renewables, developing The Awel y Môr project on behalf of the project’s partners, announced that that the project has now moved into the pre-examination phase of the consenting process before a public examination, expected to begin in September 2022. The project includes up to 50 turbines with a maximum tip height of 332 meters and is as a sister project to Gwynt y Môr. If approved, the Awel y Môr offshore wind farm could be built approximately 10.5 kilometers off the coast of north Wales, to the west of the existing Gwynt y Môr wind farm, with its grid connection planned to reach the shoreline between Rhyl and Prestatyn. The final decision on consent will rest with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with a decision anticipated in 2023. As the project lies in Welsh waters, a Marine License is also required from Welsh Government through Natural Resources Wales.RWE, one of the world’s leading renewables businesses, is developing Awel y Môr with project partners Stadtwerke München 30% and Siemens Financial Services 10%.