Shipyard planning to build own wind farm

THE shipyard could build its own wind farm on site to help cut its huge electricity bill.

It is set to become the first BAE Systems site in Britain to erect a wind turbine as part of a trial.

BAE is asking Barrow council for planning permission to construct a trial turbine at the shipbuilding berths on the Walney Channel.

If the trial is a success more turbines could follow.