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Duo land roles on Swansea Bay scheme

Tidal Lagoon Power has appointed two senior industry figures as it steps up its campaign to build a series of tidal power schemes in the UK.

The energy company named former Laing O’Rourke Australia chief executive Steve Hollingshead (pictured, right) as construction director.

It also announced that ex Parsons Brinckerhoff man Peter Wright (pictured, left) would become senior electrical engineer.

The pair will have key roles on the construction of the £750M Swansea Bay tidal power plant as well as subsequent schemes. Tidal Lagoon Power aims to build five tidal lagoons in UK waters over the next decade to supply 10% of the country’s domestic electricity.

The Planning Inspectorate is considering Tidal Lagoon Power’s application for a 9.5km sea wall and renewable energy plant in South Wales.

Work could begin on site next spring, with power projected to be connected to the National Grid by 2018.

Tidal Lagoon Power said earlier this year that it wanted Welsh construction companies to play a major role in the construction project.

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