key projects

Find out about the projects shaping the future of North Wales - creating jobs and business opportunities.

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wylfa newydd

Anglesey is ideally situated for low carbon nuclear power production - thanks to vital infrastructure, a highly skilled workforce and direct access to essential seawater cooling facilities.

This new nuclear power station will replace the existing Wylfa facility and could see as many as 24,000 companies in Wales benefit from its construction (due to commence 2018/19) and operation, as well as the decommissioning of old site.

hmp berwyn

Currently under construction by Lendlease and their supply chain partners, the North Wales prison is due to open in 2017.

The prison is expected to be a huge boost to the North Wales economy - construction alone represents a £212 million investment.

Throughout the project, the prison will provide a wealth of supply chain opportunities for local businesses in a number of industries.

parc adfer

After a very successful meet the buyer event, construction of Deeside's energy recovery facility will begin in 2016.

The development will benefit the local construction industry, with up to 300 jobs during the peak construction phase, as well as multiple supply chain opportunities, estimated to be in the region of £14 million.

Once operational, the facility will also need local business services ranging from catering and landscaping, to cleaning and office supplies.

wrexham energy centre

Wrexham Power Limited is undertaking statutory consultation on its plans for the Wrexham Energy Centre - a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station located on Wrexham Industrial Estate and its integral gas connection.

The project represents an investment of £300m and could create up to 800 construction jobs over three years.

As well as providing 30 highly skilled permanent local jobs and an opportunity to improve the power supply to Wrexham Industrial Estate.

anglesey eco park and energy centre

This proposed new biomass plant in Holyhead will harness unique Combined Food and Power technology.

Work is set to begin in 2017, creating up to 1,000 construction jobs and 700 long-term jobs - as well as significant supply chain opportunities for local and regional businesses.

colwyn bay tidal lagoon

This proposed tidal lagoon development in Colwyn Bay will harness the power of the sea to generate low-carbon electricity, producing 3,000 MW(e).

Early feasibility work is being undertaken, but the project would represent an £8 billion investment in North Wales , and create significant work and supply chain opportunities.

menai science park

Menai Science Park (M-SParc) construction will begin in 2016, with funding support from the EU and Welsh Government.

Providing opportunities for local companies to join project supply chains.

The science park will provide many learning and career opportunities within the energy and technology sectors - paving the way for new enterprises to locate there.

colwyn bay town centre office complex

This office development – which has a capital value of £39 million – will create significant supply chain opportunities for businesses in North Wales.

The project is being led by Conwy County Borough Council’s development partner Muse alongside its funding partner M&G, with Bowmer & Kirkland as lead contractor.

Various ‘meet the buyer’ events have already taken place, with more expected in 2017. Keep tabs on our supply chain opportunities page for news.

Or read this blog article for more background.

useful contacts

Want to know more about the big projects creating business opportunities in North Wales?

Download this handy fact-sheet for lots of useful websites and phone numbers - including agencies that can help you find and compete for contracts.

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