I have welcomed the news announced today (07 March 2019) that the landmark announcement of a Sector Deal with the UK Government. The agreement will help to create tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs across the UK and attract billions of pounds in investment to the country.
This is the first Sector Deal for a renewable energy technology. It puts offshore wind at the centre of the nation’s clean, affordable and reliable energy system, almost quadrupling our capacity from 7.9 gigawatts now to at least 30GW by 2030, generating one-third of our electricity. Read more “Investment into Offshore Wind”
Offshore wind farming is a huge success story for North East Wales. Mostyn benefits hugely from the offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea and Mersey Bay area. That is why I wanted the Minister to provide assurances that our offshore wind farms will receive their fair share of funding going forward.
I was disappointed to hear the Minister make no concrete promises that we would see our fair share. But I will continue to press for our funding.
Today, I attended a parliamentary reception held by MHI Vestas where I signed a section of blade material that will be manufactured into a blade and installed into Liverpool Bay, and is serviced by its base in Mostyn.
Offshore wind energy has been a rapidly growing industry in North Wales, and Delyn has been able to directly benefit from its growth. Mostyn is the base for the engineers who are responsible for maintaining the wind turbines that are based offshore.
The wind farm provides apprenticeships for many young people in Delyn. Providing them with decent, well paid, jobs with a long term career. Read more “Supporting Offshore Wind Farming”