Onshore power boost to Wales’ renewable energy ambitions
Wales’ largest onshore wind farm has generated clean electricity for the first time this month, as the project moves towards full operation. The export of power to the national grid heralds one of the biggest boosts this decade to delivering Wales’ green energy targets.
Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, is now looking forward to the completion of the 76 turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project early next year.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reunite Seeka, the lovely dog with her owner via social media.
She was found onsite earlier today by members of our construction team. Gwyn, Site Foreman for Jones Bros Balfour Beatty fed her and she has being drying out in our offices throughout the day. The owner is currently on his way to pick her up.
Michael Leach from Pontypridd has benefitted from a life-changing career opportunity in an industry he truly believes in, thanks to the Welsh Government’s apprenticeship programme.
Michael, 31, is one of the first people to complete the new Level 3 Apprenticeship in Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance in Wales. This has meant overcoming significant challenges including returning to the classroom after many years and travelling long distances from home.
Determination paid off for budding young civil engineer Sean Jones after he undertook a four-hour journey to a careers open day in an effort to secure a work placement and was offered a job.
Construction and surveying student Sean, travelled the 140-mile journey from his home in Glynneath to attend the inaugural careers day held by award-winning Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK in Ruthin, North Wales.