Massive offshore windfarm gets the go aheadNews // June 7, 2010
Construction work will begin next year on one of the largest offshore windfarms in the world, an energy firm has announced. The £2 billion Gwynt y Mor windfarm will have 160 wind turbines around 10 miles off the north Wales coast near Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.
The RWE Innogy-led project is expected to be completed in 2014.
Details of the Gwynt y Mor project were announced on Friday. It is claimed some 1,000 jobs could be created in relation to construction and the supply of components.
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said: "This is excellent news. Gwynt y Mor will be one of the single biggest private investment projects ever seen in Wales, creating up to 1,000 quality jobs and contributing many millions of pounds to the regional economy of north Wales. It will also become one of the largest offshore windfarm projects in Europe, able to provide enough clean, green electricity to power the equivalent of around 400,000 homes."