The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the largest marine energy development in the world, with first power in the production of clean, green electricity expected in 2018.
Unite Wales Secretary Andy Richards said,
“The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is both superb and significant in terms of the vision, energy and employment potential it could bring to Wales. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon represents the beginning of a whole new industry in South West Wales and opens the door of opportunity to sustainable skills and jobs that will not only be good for Welsh workers but for the wider Welsh economy.
We understand that the project will create over 1900 full time equivalent jobs during the construction phase, with further longer term jobs in operations and leisure post construction. The potential for economic investment in Wales through the Tidal Lagoon is vast with the project predicted to see an investment of over £500m in three years.
Unite Wales is happy to give our backing to such an exciting project.”
For further information please contact the Unite Wales Strategic Support department on 02920 394 521.
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey. The Wales Secretary is Andy Richards.