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  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ageing sea defenses at Porthcawl’s town beach are set for a £3 million refurbishment following news that Welsh Government has approved a funding bid from Bridgend County Borough Council. The work will establish a new terraced design with a sand-coloured surface, and will ensure that 260 seafront properties and businesses worth millions of pounds, including […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Around 100 homes and 45 businesses in Beaumaris are set to benefit from a £1.2 million coastal flood defense scheme, the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant announced yesterday. The coastal works will include a new 250m concrete core and upgrades to over 660m of existing walls. The Welsh Government will provide £568,758 of the […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Marine energy developer Minesto has entered the formal planning phase with Welsh Government for the second stage of public funding for its subsea kite technology project in North Wales. The Welsh Government has confirmed that it will engage with Minesto in advanced business planning for the second stage of public funding for Minesto’s tidal energy project […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on a flood alleviation scheme to protect residents and businesses in Llanberis, Gwynedd, after £1.3 million of grant funding was approved by the Welsh Government. Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, announced the funding during a visit to the area to see the work already underway through the scheme, which will reduce the risk […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Government is making nearly three quarters of a million pounds available to help reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Little Haven. The funding, announced yesterday by the Welsh Government, will contribute 85% towards the cost of construction of the flood alleviation scheme, a grant value of £729,348 towards the […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant, officially opened phase two of the Borth coastal defense works last week, which aims to better protect over 400 homes, as well as vital rail infrastructure and local road links in the area. The Minister inspected the second phase of the work, which has extended the defense from the northern limit […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has entered formal planning phase together with the Welsh government for the second stage of public funding for its Deep Green tidal energy project in Wales.

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Welsh government is organizing a stakeholder event related to the proposed changes on the fees and associated charges for marine licensing.

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, has announced over £3.7 million to help protect homes and businesses in Ceredigion that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. This latest funding will enable the completion of the ongoing coastal defence works that will help protect 420 homes and […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Welsh Government has announced a further £1.2 million in funding to accelerate marine energy development in Wales. The investment is to develop a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway. The funding will support the work of Marine Energy Wales in developing a network of pre-consented areas of seabed that will support research, component […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The government of Wales is looking to enter into a framework agreement for a new energy service that will provide support for the delivery of renewable energy projects across the country.

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    New £1.4 million Beaumaris Flood Alleviation Scheme was officially opened by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, last week. Funded by the Welsh Government (£907,000), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (£333,000) and the Isle of Anglesey County Council (£160,000), the scheme has seen a new sea wall built near Beaumaris Green and re-construction of the […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities & Government

    An industry led sub-group of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) has recently provided recommendations to assist Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Welsh Government in streamlining the marine energy consenting process in Wales. All marine renewable energy developments take place within a formal planning procedure which considers the impact of a new project on the environment and […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    An industry led sub-group of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) has recently provided recommendations to assist Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Welsh Government in streamlining the marine energy consenting process in Wales. In 2014, a consenting subgroup was established with the primary aim of reviewing consenting on a UK level and providing recommendations to NRW and […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Marine Power Systems, a Swansea-based wave energy developer, has received approximately £225,000 from the Welsh government for the development of its WaveSub technology. Marine Power Systems (MPS) is one of the first companies to benefit from the recently announced £115 million funding package of support to boost innovation in Wales. According to the Welsh government, […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Over 60 per cent of the population live near to the coast, and 208,000 properties across Wales are at risk of flooding from the sea or rivers, Wales Audit Office said in its latest report. Severe coastal flooding in the winter of 2013-14 was the latest incident to dramatically highlight the vulnerability to flooding and erosion […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Marine Energy Wales has praised the financial support pledge from the Welsh Government for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon as a positive step forward for the marine energy industry.

  • 17 January 2018

    Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has expressed its support to the recently announced Welsh Government’s proposal to help get the long-delayed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development back on track with a ‘substantial’ investment offer.

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Welsh government has set a target for Wales to generate 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Welsh government is looking to commission a contractor to conduct tidal and wave research work in support of the Welsh National Marine Plan.

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Welsh government has awarded almost £12 million to support Bangor University’s Seacams 2 project which aims to expand Wales’ marine energy sector over the next four years.

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The continued delay on the funding decision by the UK government for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project may reportedly cause the company behind the scheme, Tidal Lagoon Power, to soon reduce the number of employees.