Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen visits Minesto to boost marine energy
Last week, Minesto had the honour of welcoming Albert Owen MP to the company’s UK headquarters in Holyhead. Albert Owen is the Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn (Anglesey) and he is also on the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.
Mr Owen was given an update of Minesto’s tidal energy project in North West Wales and he was also shown some of the subsystems for Minesto’s first commercial-scale installation in Holyhead Deep off the coast of Anglesey.
In a press release issued by Albert Owen MP, he said: “I was delighted to receive the update from Project Controller Osian Roberts. The Deep Green is a state-of-the-art project which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government”.
He continued: “On the BEIS Committee we are pressing the UK Govt to develop the low carbon economy further and tidal is a vital component. With this Minesto project and the potential of the Swansea Bay Lagoon scheme, Wales could be the pioneering country in taking tidal and marine technology to the next stage.”
Photo credit: Albert Owen/House of Commons