PRESS RELEASE: Energy firm ‘in Wales to grow’, as new wind farm blows in jobs boost

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project officially opened by First Minister and CEO
Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened today [28/9/2017] by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years.

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Meet the team – Mike Leach, Turbine Technician

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I joined Vattenfall over the Summer of 2016 as a Turbine Technician and I am based at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm, living nearby in Pontygwaith.  Before working for Vattenfall I did a range of jobs from metal fabricating to customer focused office work. Fairly unrelated to what I do now! That’s why I believe I was in the right place at the right time when I applied to, and was successful in getting a place in the first Wind Turbine Apprenticeship Programme in Wales.

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