Great to see the 'potential' Swansea Tidal Lagoon will bring to the UK manufacturing sector yesterday and giving it Labours full backing. The Government needs to get this going now, 84 suppliers/manufacturers already identified in the North West alone.
This Tidal Lagoon is the perfect project for a forward looking Industrial Strategy for Britain, creating a high quality product, requiring a skilled workforce and establishing a strong British based supply chain.
This Lagoon will harness cutting edge technology, three quarters of the manufacturing jobs will be high skilled and it needs 100,000 tonnes of steel. The Tidal Lagoon Power Company should be applauded not just for their entrepreneurial spirit, but also their focus on British built components.
The government has dithered long enough despite stating in the House of Commons that they would not drag their heels. Greg Clark who is in Cardiff today should ensure that the Welsh people get the prosperity they deserve, stop hesitating and get on with it.
Alan Whitehead, the Shadow Minister for Energy said:
The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is an important 'proof of concept' project for the much wider adoption of tidal lagoon power in the UK which can make a major contribution to our power requirements. Getting Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon underway unlocks huge potential for tidal in all parts of the country, which it's why it's so important the project is given the green light without further delay.