Feasibility Study - Stage 2

The aim of Stage 2 is to identity a shortlist of schemes defined by both technology and location.

Stage 2 is now complete and documented in the Stage 2 Options Report: Summary

Feasibility Stage 2 Results

The study team examined the four technologies selected in Stage 1 by defining representative schemes and assessing their performance against technical, sustainability/ consenting and financial criteria. At the end of Stage 2, three scheme options have been selected for further study:

  • an impounding barrage with navigation locks (to allow ships to pass);
  • a very low head barrage with navigation locks; and,
  • a very low head barrage upstream of commercial shipping with small boat lock.