A £50million offshore wind farm is set to create more than 100 energy jobs in North Wales. 12/10/2011
Energy firm RWE npower has chosen the Port of Mostyn in Flintshire as the base the new project which is set to be operational by 2014. The wind farm will generate electricity for approximately 400,000 homes once opened.
The project - called Gwynt y Môr - will see 160 wind turbines sited about 10 miles off the Welsh coast near Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, and will provide long-term engineering jobs for around 100 skilled workers.
Further roles will be made available at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, which will support the construction of the farm.
The news comes after Anglesey Aluminium’s Holyhead site was selected as the preferred bidder for the development of a new Welsh Eco Park, which is expected to provide a further 400 jobs to the area.
‘Gwynt y Môr is the biggest project of its kind in Europe. Not only will this announcement create around 100 new, long term, skilled engineering jobs in Mostyn, but it will also have a knock-on effect for the local supply chain,’ said business and enterprise minister Edwina Hart.
‘Many local businesses have already been awarded contracts during the construction of Gwynt y Môr and I hope more will now benefit from this further investment in the Port of Mostyn,’ she added.
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