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...

Our Community

Rain Forest Blue Mountains

Natural Energy Wyre has large scale support from across the community.  The project has benefits for a wide audience from the potential of a marina in Knott End to flood defence for the occupants of the higher reaches.  Natural Energy Wyre, with the collective support of all stakeholders, is confident to deliver this much needed infrastructure project.


Local Residents

We have received an astounding amount of letters of support from local residents on both sides of the river, many with a real passion to bring clean energy to the North West. The Wyre Tidal Gateway will not only provide jobs and training throughout the development and build process, but will also provide a catalyst for general commercial growth.  Natural Energy Wyre has founded a parallel company called Onward Focus Limited.  This is a Community Interest Company  (CIC) to allow the town to directly benefit from the anticipated financial growth.




The Wyre Tidal Gateway is supported by three of the world’s leading figureheads on tidal energy, Professor George Aggidis, Professor Roger Falconer and Chris Binnie.  Their support and recommendations continue to be valuable as the Wyre Tidal Gateway moves forward to the construction stage.


Political Support

There is substantial support and political backing across the parties, both nationally and locally. As well as working towards a renewable future, the Wyre Tidal Gateway provides a sophisticated means of flood control and the major investment in this infrastructure project will result in the direct and indirect creation of thousands of jobs.


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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