PLANS have been unveiled for the first of three massive wind farms 35 miles off Rhyl.
Celtic Array, a joint venture between Centrica Renewable Energy and Dong Energy Power, is proposing to develop the first, Rhiannon, which could include between 147 and 440 wind turbines with a capacity of up to 2.2GW
A series of public consultations, including one at Rhyl, are being held throughout November but planning applications have not yet been submitted.
It comes after the construction of the Rhyl Flats and North Hoyle wind farms and during the early stages of the construction of the Gwynt y Mor site.
John Lawson-Reay, of the Save Our Scenery group, said: “To put three very large wind farms in the middle of the Irish Sea seems like suicide with the amount of shipping that operates out of Liverpool.
“It is a recipe for disaster.
“We have our fair share of them here. We have done our bit.”
A Consent Application is set to submitted next winter with a decision expected before 2015.
No details have been released about the two further potential sites, which would be located further out to sea with capacity of the entire zone likley to be 4.2GW.
A spokesman for Celtic Array said: “This is a potentially significant energy infrastructure investment project both for the UK and for North Wales.
“The feedback we receive from these public exhibitions and from other stakeholders will help us develop our plans for Rhiannon and inform the next stage of the consultation process.
“We’re looking forward to listening to the views of local people.”
A consultation event will be held at Tynewydd Centre, Rhyl on November 27 between 11am to 7pm.