How tidal lagoons will work

Swansea Bay

Tidal lagoon

Turbine section

Port Tennant

Swansea

Tidal flows

As the tides rise and fall the lagoon fills and empties. Regardless of the direction of the flow, the six-metre tall turbines will generate electricity

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project consists of an 9km sea wall and an array of 16 dual-directional turbines, designed to harness the energy of the tide

Turbine section

Person to scale

Lagoon

Sea

Turbine section

Person to scale

Lagoon

Sea

Swansea Bay

Tidal lagoon

Turbine section

Port Tennant

Swansea

Tidal flows

As the tides rise and fall the lagoon fills and empties. Regardless of the direction of the flow, the six-metre tall turbines will generate electricity

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project consists of an 9km sea wall and an array of 16 dual-directional turbines, designed to harness the energy of the tide