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By Christopher Hopson in London
Friday, June 06 2014
Updated: Friday, June 06 2014
News of the orders for two Welsh companies coincides with the laying of the first foundations for the 76 Siemens 3MW turbines.
Wrexham-based Prysmian Cables & Systems will produce the cables to interconnect the two high-voltage substations that principal contractor ABB is building to link the wind farm to the National Grid.
Neath-based Express Reinforcements has been subcontracted by the 50:50 joint venture between Jones Brothers and Balfour Beatty to work on the turbine bases.
“This onshore wind project will be the largest in England and Wales and will send a clear signal about this government’s commitment to the industry ,” says UK energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey.
“Businesses in Wales have already received contracts worth £45m [$76m] over the last year for the... project, and Vattenfall are committed to recruiting as many local people as possible.”
Pen y Cymoedd is due to be operational in 2016-17.
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