The Wyre Tidal Gateway

At Natural Energy Wyre, we’re committed to delivering the eco-friendly Wyre Tidal Gateway across the River Wyre in Lancashire. This first-of-its-kind tidal energy plant has been designed from the ground up to generate high levels of clean, renewable energy to the people of Lancashire and beyond – enough to power as many as 80,000 homes and businesses.


The Wyre Tidal Gateway is a tidal hydro energy plant...


The site is located on the Lancashire coast...


The River Wyre estuary is ideal for the Wyre Barrage...


Environmental studies and site investigations...

Board of Directors

Natural Energy Wyre’s directors and advisers have been invited onto the Project for their breadth of expertise, including engineering, finance, media, communications, government affairs and investment structuring.

Bob Long M.S.c M.Inst.R – Managing

Bob Long is an engineer with 40 years of experience in design engineering, product development and commercial business management. He holds an MSc in Marine & Mechanical Engineering and currently sits on an advisory board with DECC. Bob is Managing Director of Eco Innovate Ltd, a company engaged in the development of de-skilling components for the renewable heating industry.

David Grundy BSc (Hons), ACA – Financial

David Grundy is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of expertise in corporate finance, including finance raising and IPOs. After a long career with Grant Thornton, most latterly as Managing Partner for their NW region, he now owns and runs his own financial consultancy business, has interests in a number of private businesses, and sits as a NED on AIM-listed businesses.

Andrew Henderson M.A. (Hons) – Political

Andrew Henderson is the Managing Director of Wychwood Consulting Ltd, a strategic and technical consultancy service in the energy and cyber security sectors. Andrew has a wealth of government experience in energy and telecommunications, and is a proven leader. Andrew is also a member of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies.

David Evans M.A., MSc – Civil Engineering

David Evans has utilised his 40 years in the construction industry to build David Evans Ltd., a successful independent consultancy. David has extensive global experience working on multi-disciplinary projects, holding positions that encompassed carrying out project appraisals, co-ordinating engineering designs, controlling finances and incorporating traditional routes to project implementation, fast-tracking and design-and-build construction.


The Tidal Gateway

Tidal gateways provide innovative and environmentally friendly conversion of the power present in tidal range.

The “Wyre” tidal gateway has much more to deliver to this small Northwest area by providing essential flood defences and huge potential for economic growth in multiple sectors including manufacturing, tourism and transport.

The Location

The site is located on the Lancashire coast, between the industrial town of Fleetwood to the west and the small rural village of Knott End to the east. This specific site is positively unique, encompassing ideal geophysical and geological features, close proximity to a substantial National Grid connection, and some of the largest tidal ranges in the country.

The River

The River Wyre estuary is ideal for the Wyre Barrage, with its narrow, deep channel and bulbous body; a 600-meter span between its land masses; and an average tidal range of 8.2m and 4.5m during spring and neap cycles respectively, making power generation from this location the most economically viable in UK.

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