Approximately 5 million tonnes of rock will be used in the construction of the Swansea Bay’s tidal lagoon. No decisions have been taken on the source of rock supply and the responsibility to source this rock and transport it to the site will sit with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), said Keith Clarke, Non-Executive Chairman of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc.
The materials used in the construction of the lagoon must be sourced responsibly and in a way that helps the project manage its costs, risks, impacts and its carbon content.
The company’s Board has stressed that any UK or European quarry operation seeking to play a role in the Swansea Bay supply chain must be able to demonstrate its ability to do so in a sustainable manner to the relevant authorities and to CHEC, the lagoon’s marine works contractor.
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