Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will kick start a new marine industry for the UK which will be anchored in Wales. This new global industry will support the delivery of tidal range projects across the UK and internationally.
Our aim is to ensure that 65% of the capital expenditure is spent within the UK. An independent Tidal Lagoon Industry Advisory Group is championing the new emerging tidal lagoon industry and supporting its development across the UK. This group consist of ten industrialists and is chaired by Roger Evans MBE (MD Schaeffler UK).
Furthermore, we are working very closely with our preferred tier one contractors, Government bodies, local authorities, sector skills councils and industry groups to ensure that we can grow and support a domestic supply chain.
Over 1,000 UK companies have already registered interest in supplying services to the project; if you are a potential supplier for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon then please register your interest via this registration page. If you are interested in supplying services to the Cardiff Tidal Lagoon project, then please register your interest here. We will keep you updated with key information including details relating to future supply chain events.
It is also recommended to register on the Sell2Wales website and to add the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project to your alert profile; opportunities to become involved in the delivery of the ground-breaking Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be advertised via this website.
Please turn up your speakers and take a look at our supply chain film ‘Preparing a new global industry in the UK’:
Tidal Lagoon Power has launched ‘Ours to Own’, a report on the scale of the British industrial opportunity as presented by tidal lagoons, and a tender for the design and construction of a new £22m Turbine Manufacturing & Pre-Assembly Plant in Swansea Bay, to be the beating heart of a Made in Britain tidal lagoon turbine industry.
Skills, training & labour
This exciting new industry will create real employment prospects. Skills and training is therefore integral to delivering sustainable employment opportunities.
We are working closely with the Tidal Lagoon Industry Advisory Group, Welsh Government and its partners to facilitate an understanding of the labour requirements of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and other projects in Welsh waters, and subsequently to support the intervention planning that is needed to deliver employment linked to the implementation of the projects. Continuing to collaborate with Government and education and training providers to support the introduction of new jobs in this new industry will be prioritised as our future plans progress.