Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for the ~£200M contract to deliver the lagoon’s 410 metre turbine house and sluice structure block.
Developers say this part of the project 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 will also be sourced locally.
Laing O’Rourke has named Arup as its lead design and engineering partner for the contract.
Announcing that Laing O’Rourke is joining the team is a major step forward for the project. As preferred bidder, their contribution over the next few months alongside General Electric and Andritz Hydro will be invaluable in preparing for delivery on site in 2016
A cloudy start to the morning but this should clear in most places leaving a dry and bright afternoon.Read the full story ›
Mumbles in South Wales is among the most expensive seaside towns in the UK outside southern England, figures have revealed.
An average property there has a value of £271,349.
A survey of house prices in 196 seaside towns across the country by Halifax found that houses in Salcombe are the most costly, with a typical value of £672,874.
The least expensive is Port Bannatyne in Scotland, where a property will set you back £73,539 on average.
A mostly cloudy Bank Holiday afternoon, with the chance of some drizzle likely.Read the full story ›
The number of people with dementia is expected to double in the next generation. 850,000 people currently live with the condition.Read the full story ›
Dramatic footage of a near escape on the train tracks has been issued as part of the latest rail safety campaignRead the full story ›
The former Labour minister Kim Howells has said his party is in the deepest crisis he can remember.
Speaking on the radio this morning, the ex-Pontypridd MP said the party 'lacks radical thinking'.
Mr Howells also said most of the creative thinking is 'coming from the right.'
He warned that Labour would become a 'small and unimportant party' if changes aren't made.
I think the problem is that it was unmitigated gloom, and that unmitigated gloom that Miliband promulgated was because nobody is thinking in a radical way within the Labour Party.
It's dull, it's boring it doesn't inspire anyone and that's because they've stopped thinking about what kind of society they want in the future.
Any rain will eventually clear this afternoon, bringing brighter weather behind it.Read the full story ›
Public Health Wales is warning visitors to farms this Bank Holiday weekend to be aware of the infectious diseases associated with livestock.Read the full story ›
Sunny and bright spells for most of us this afternoon, feeling pleasantly warm.Read the full story ›