The latest from Eryl onsite

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We caught up with Eryl Roberts, Project Manager for the Jones Bros / Balfour Beatty Joint Venture about what is currently going on up onsite at Pen y Cymoedd.

“We’ve been onsite for a few weeks now and construction work on the is progressing according to schedule. We are working to deliver the infrastructure and the balance of plant civils on the project. This includes the wind farm’s turbine bases, access tracks and site infrastructure.

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Filming with our latest ambassadors

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We’ve been out and about in the local area filming our ambassadors for the Power in the Valleys theme, ‘how can we help the local economy, improve job prospects and connections, links and access in the community and beyond?’

We already know how important this theme is to you because that is what you have told us! Get involved now before the August deadline by adding your ideas here or get in touch for an information pack. Don’t miss out on the first round of funding!

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Meet Eryl Roberts

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Eryl Roberts is the project manager for the Jones Bros / Balfour Beatty joint venture constructing civils and electrical engineering work on the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. The joint venture, a 50:50 partnership between Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and Balfour Beatty, will deliver the balance of plant works at the 76 turbine project. Eryl, originally from Ruthin in Denbighshire, is a specialist in the construction of wind farms, and will manage the day-to-day running of the site.

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Pen y Cymoedd and the new ‘Blade’ MTB Trail

Alistair Hinton, Construction Manager for Pen y Cymoedd speaks about the new Blade Mountain Bike Trail on BBC Radio Wales, which was opened on Friday 11th August. In addition, Louise from Afan Lodge speaks about the positive effect the trail has already had on her business. Click the link and move along to 44 minutes to hear what Alistair and Louise had to say.

Official opening of the Blade Mountain Bike Trail

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The Pen y Cymoedd project has invested £350,000 to build the new Blade mountain bike trail and will deliver long-term funding to its upkeep for up to 10 years.

The Blade Trail is the latest addition to the highly acclaimed Afan Forest Park trail network in the Afan Valley, and was launched on Friday 11th April.

The 24km, red graded trail in Glyncorrwg, has been developed across the site of the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project. It offers more experienced riders a selection of tough technical climbs and fast flowing descents.

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