£2m green investment for Port of Swansea

A £2 million investment for a green project has been announced in Wales. Associated British Ports (ABP) South Wales is investing in a 0.5MW wind turbine for the Port of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A £2 million investment for a green project has been announced in Wales.

Associated British Ports (ABP) South Wales is investing in a 0.5MW wind turbine for the Port of Swansea.

It is expected to be operational by September this year and have the potential to generate enough power to boil more than 10 million kettles annually.

The electricity produced will be used to power the port’s operations.

ABP South Wales recently also announced a £3 million investment in a second 2.3MW wind turbine for the Port of Newport.

Matthew Kennerley, ABP South Wales Director, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce an additional renewable energy project for our ports in the form of a 0.5MW wind turbine for Swansea. It is the latest in a long line of renewable energy projects across our five ports and further demonstrates our commitment to sustainable energy.”

By the end of 2016, ABP South Wales expects to have more than 20MW of renewable energy projects.