New Director of Engineering and Construction for TLP

Andrew McNaughton is joining Tidal Lagoon Power as Director of Engineering and Construction and will oversee the technical development of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Andrew brings 30 years experience of delivering major infrastructure in the UK and overseas.  As both a project manager and an executive officer he has been responsible for many of the country’s major infrastructure projects in recent years, including Terminals 2 and 5 at Heathrow, the widening of the M25 and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, TLP informed.

He held a range of executive positions in his 17 years at Balfour Beatty, including Chief Operating Officer and latterly Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty Plc. He has served as a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is a UK Business Ambassador for the current Government and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Andrew McNaughton said: “Every so often, the UK infrastructure industry witnesses a major project with the ability to redefine the sector worldwide.  The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is one such project, with a team and tier one supply chain that combines the best of British infrastructure with international expertise of the highest calibre. I am thrilled to return to the industry’s frontline to oversee its delivery.”

Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power commented: “Andrew has been one of the leading lights in UK infrastructure for many years. We both share a view that the UK has a critical need for a new generation of power assets. Our vision is to build a scalable blueprint for a new form of power asset – Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon– and then deliver a series of tidal lagoons at a levelised cost of energy that is the same as nuclear power and combined cycle gas turbines.”

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