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Proposed wind farms could ‘massively’ affect Steam Packet routes  

Credit:  Plans cut across Heysham and Liverpool routes | Manx Radio | Thursday, December 16th, 2021 | www.manxradio.com ~~

Two huge wind farms proposed for the Irish Sea would have serious implications for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

Managing Director, Brian Thomson, says the Mona and Morgan wind farms would cut across the company’s routes to both Heysham and Liverpool.

The contract to build the farms has been won by BP and a German firm as a 50-50 joint venture, and would generate sufficient electricity to power 3.4 million UK homes.

Mr Thomson says the Steam Packet and other operators in the Irish Sea are involved in consultations, but if the farms go ahead in the areas proposed, there would be consequences:

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Source:  Plans cut across Heysham and Liverpool routes | Manx Radio | Thursday, December 16th, 2021 | www.manxradio.com

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