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26 JUN 2018

ACE RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S REJECTION OF SWANSEA TIDAL LAGOON

Innovative £1.3bn renewable energy project is put on hold.

The government has rejected Swansea’s £1.3bn tidal lagoon plans on cost grounds. Chief executive of ACE, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE responded to the announcement:

"The decision to decline the Swansea tidal lagoon scheme, an innovative and sustainable solution to our energy needs, is a major disappointment and a missed opportunity for the infrastructure industry and the drive towards more renewable energy in the UK.

"The government should have taken a longer and more far-sighted view and that it hasn't means that the UK has lost an opportunity to lead the world in this type of renewable technology."

ENDS

James Ketchell

James Ketchell

Communications Manager

James manages press relations for ACE. Out of office hours: 07850 374 815.

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