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GE, Andritz Favorites for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

10/02/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

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General Electric and Andritz Hydro have been appointed as preferred bidders to the £1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project.

The two companies, bidding together for the £300m contract to supply sixteen bidirectional turbines to the tidal lagoon power plant, have committed to a majority of British large turbine components, to British generators, and to the operation of a dockside Turbine Assembly Plant in Wales that will employ an initial 100 skilled workers.

The turbines will be based on well-proven Andritz Hydro global technology.

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb said: “Today’s announcement by these two global businesses is a massive vote of confidence in our highly skilled workforce.

“This project, if planning consent is granted, has the potential to transform the South Wales economy by creating hundreds of jobs and countless supply chain opportunities for local businesses across the region.

“It would also help secure our nation’s energy future and position Wales as a pioneer in low carbon technology. That’s why I am right behind this scheme and want to see it built in Wales.”

The project’s sixteen generators will be produced at GE’s Rugby facility. In addition, GE is working on plans to potentially reshore its medium voltage switchboard operations for the UK tidal lagoon industry at its Kidsgrove facility. This could create further UK jobs and position GE well for further tidal opportunities in the UK, TLP wrote.

Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby & Bulkington said: “I am delighted that my constituency of Rugby, with its long established links to the power generation industry, will be at the forefront of this fantastic opportunity to develop tidal energy.

“The Government has demonstrated its commitment to tidal energy by naming the Swansea Bay project in its National Infrastructure Plan and I do believe this technology has the broad support of the British public. This innovative project marks the next step in the development of next generation low-carbon energy and I welcome the opportunities it will bring to Rugby.”

Local Kidsgrove MP and chair of the Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee, Joan Walleycommented: “Having lived in Swansea, I know this announcement is cause for celebration there. But it is also good news for those of us pressing to create and retain jobs in Kidsgrove. By committing to investment in renewables we can help meet the carbon budget and at the same time create skilled local employment. I welcome this link between Swansea and Staffordshire.

Working with the Welsh Government, Tidal Lagoon Power, developer of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, has shortlisted three potential sites in the Swansea Bay City Region (comprising Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) for a 100,000 square foot Turbine Assembly Plant that will scale operations as the sector develops at home and internationally.

This article has been extracted from http://subseaworldnews.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://subseaworldnews.com/2015/02/10/ge-andritz-favorites-for-swansea-bay-tidal-lagoon/

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