When we propose new wind energy projects, people have a lot of questions. It’s a new technology, and local residents want to be sure that important issues are tackled properly. A site like Pen y Cymoedd in construction is chance for us to share our work with you, and show how these issues are dealt with in a real life context. In this “Focus On” blog section this is exactly what we will try and do, by delving into a little more detail on key issues. Today, it’s water quality monitoring.
Three years ago we interviewed hundreds of local young people. Four apprentices were taken on to train to become wind turbine technicians. After two years of study at Neath and Llandrillo Colleges, the apprentices have now started on their practical training. Vattenfall, in conjunction with local company Isofab, has followed the four apprentices’ progress closely as they’ve developed and taken on new challenges – with one even having to learn to swim to complete his offshore rescue training!