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  • 11 March 2013

    The GBP 650 million worth Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has gained support from the Swansea councilors, reports This is South Wales news portal. Robert Francis Davies, chairman of Swansea’s development management and control committee, thinks that people would be ”blown away“ by this, what could be the first in the world, tidal lagoon. When […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc is getting right behind Swansea Bay’s bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2017. “Swansea has a proud history, amazing people and strong cultural traditions all of its own. We would love to see that showcased to the world during the 2017 Year of Culture at the same […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Burges Salmon has advised renewable electricity supplier Good Energy Group PLC on its first tidal energy project investment, the Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. It is anticipated that the Swansea Bay project being developed by Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) Plc will deliver renewable power to approximately 155,000 homes in Swansea and will annually save […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Members of  trade association Tourism Swansea Bay and Swansea Bay Business Club have voiced their support for a tidal energy project in the area. The tourism association asked its members to express their opinion on the project, and there were no negative responses, the South Wales Evening Post writes. After getting a very positive feedback, […]

  • 15 June 2015

    JBA Consulting, an environmental engineering company, is backing Tidal Lagoon Power in the development of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. The company is supporting the project in the preparation of evidence for the discharge of the environmental DCO and Marine Licence conditions. They are also advising the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) on the implementation […]

  • 17 October 2013

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay plc , the company which plans to build a £650m tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, is holding an event to present findings of Environmental Impact Assessment. The event will be held at The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea SA1 2FA from 9.30am to 7.30pm. Some of the topics at this event are […]

  • 14 May 2013

    SgurrEnergy has been elected as strategic advisor to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, the world’s first, purpose built tidal lagoon power plant. SgurrEnergy has been appointed by developer, Tidal Lagoon Power Limited (TLP), to provide technical support and advice to the proposed £650 million lagoon power plant, to be based in Wales. The Glasgow-based […]

  • 7 May 2014

    Good Energy is to invest for the first time in a tidal energy project, the Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The Swansea Bay project is projected to deliver renewable power to more than 155,000 homes in the Swansea area and to save the equivalent of 236,000 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions a year. Drawing […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc has named Abergavenny-based Alun Griffiths Ltd as preferred bidder for one of the main civil engineering and construction packages for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. The GBP 25 million contract covers ancillary civil engineering for the project’s public realm works. The scope of works includes the breakwater surface, roads, slipways, utilities […]

  • 10 June 2015

    ABPmer has welcomed the decision by the energy and climate change secretary to grant planning permission to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in South Wales. ABPmer has been providing marine environmental advice and support to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project since 2012; one of a series of tidal range schemes the developer, Tidal […]

  • 21 January 2014

    Designs for an iconic offshore visitor, operations and maintenance building have been finalised, providing an educational, cultural and leisure base for local people and the 100,000 visitors expected to want to come and see Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon each year once it is up and running in 2018. The 3,500 m2 landmark building has been […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, along with Welsh Government, Business Wales and Construction Futures Wales, are holding a series of Supply Chain Awareness Sessions across the Swansea Bay City Region.  At the Awareness Sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to gain more information about the sub-contracting opportunities and learn how they can position their company to maximise the opportunities that […]

  • 4 July 2013

    Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) plc (TLSB) has launched a new, 3D virtual reality programme showing the proposed tidal energy lagoon in the context of Swansea Bay. Developed by Swansea-based iCreate in collaboration with design engineers Atkins and master-planners LDA Design, the interactive fly-through takes viewers on a journey of discovery, bringing the proposed lagoon to […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Businesses have overwhelmingly backed plans to create the world’s first man-made tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. Every business that took part in a survey by Swansea Bay Business Club said it supported the plans, and that the lagoon would be a positive development for the area. Even companies that did not believe the lagoon would […]

  • 11 March 2013

    The Severn Estuary holds the second highest tidal range in the world and within this Swansea Bay benefits from spring tides of up to 12m. This tidal range offers significant potential for the extraction of long-term, low cost renewable energy through the construction of tidal lagoons and is an exciting opportunity for Wales and the […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Authorities, Technology

    The Planning Inspectorate has today (6 March 2014) accepted for consideration the application by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay plc (TLSB) for consent to build the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Acceptance means that the application has reached the required standards to proceed to public examination before being determined by the Secretary of State for Energy & […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc (TLSB) has named China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd as its preferred bidder for a marine works package that will include the construction of the six mile lagoon wall in Swansea Bay. As well as committing to approximately 50% UK content for the delivery of the package, CHEC has established a […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The 2014 Project Pipeline Update to the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan notes the potential for tidal lagoons to bring up to £5bn of private sector investment to Wales. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has also been named in the National Infrastructure Plan 2014, published by HM Treasury ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Chief Executive, […]

  • 24 February 2015

    What could be the world’s first tidal lagoon located in Swansea Bay has been dealt another blow after consumer charity Citizens Advice described it as “appalling value for money.” The group made a statement in a response to Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) consultation on construction of the lagoon. Furthermore, they believe the negotiations […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power, wrote a message to the public, after the company submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for its Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon energy project: It’s been three years since we first began work on the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. In that time, we have […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Power has cut its workforce by one fifth as its proposed GBP 1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project faces uncertainty and possibly further setbacks, according to local media. The company, which currently employs just under 100 people, has reportedly made most of the 17 job cuts at its headquarters in Gloucestershire. No changes […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for the ~£200M contract to deliver Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon’s 410 metre turbine house and sluice structure block. This element of the build will require up to 500 workers at peak construction, a substantial number of whom will be local to South Wales. Concrete, reinforcing and other materials […]

  • 16 May 2013

    Tidal Lagoon Power has welcomed comments by Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru that the pro-posed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has a vital role to play in developing the Welsh economy. Explaining her latest thinking on developing the Welsh Economy, Leanne Wood says: “Wales needs to become early adopters and developers of improved technologies. Denmark […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    A former opencast mining worker and executive has been named as the man that will front the Welsh development activities of Tidal Lagoon Power Limited, the company behind the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, in Wales. 52 year old Ioan Jenkins began his career with British Coal in South Wales prior to privatisation before then […]

  • 1 July 2013

    Leading global companies Costain, Atkins, and Van Oord have reached agreements to partner with Tidal Lagoon Power Limited to design, build and deliver the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales as the company prepares for formal consultation due to begin on Thursday 4 July. Costain is one of the UK’s leading Tier One […]

  • 29 August 2013

    Swansea councilors have met today to debate the proposal for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, the South Wales Evening Post writes. Even though the project would generate the equivalent of 9 percent of Wales’ electricity needs, the tidal lagoon has raised a lot of questions. Some of the questions and concerns refer to potential effect […]