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Milford Haven looks for solar power contractor

The Port of Milford Haven is seeking competitive proposals for the development, construction and start-up of a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy plant, after the scheme was given planning approval by Pembrokeshire County Council.

The successful contractor will provide turnkey planning, design, engineering, labour, materials, delivery, installation, and commissioning of a cost-effective and energy efficient solar PV system, together with associated infrastructure, to maximise the use of the solar resource at the port’s Liddeston Ridge.

Construction is expected to start in April, and the plant could be connected to the grid by the summer.

Port of Milford Haven energy development manager Tim James said: “Up to 100 jobs will be created during this construction phase, sourced locally where possible. The solar panels will be capable of supplying over 5,000MWh of clean electricity each year - enough energy to power around 1,000 homes.

“All of the clean energy generated will be fed into the local grid, becoming part of the energy mix used by houses and businesses in the immediate vicinity.”

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