Supporting the local, regional and national economy
As well as playing a key role in tackling climate change, our proposals for the Mona Offshore Wind Project will unlock significant economic benefits, both in terms of the jobs we will create and the supply chain opportunities that will be on offer for businesses across Wales and the whole of the UK.
The project will support the local, regional and national economy in a number of ways:
- Contribute to the economy by providing substantial investment, as well as employment and new infrastructure during all phases of the project.
- Continue to drive technology and development costs down to provide low-cost energy to consumers and provide community benefits.
Ports and harbours
We are engaging with ports and harbours around the Irish Sea that could support construction activities and then eventually operations and maintenance for the wind farms.
As we develop our plans in more detail, the scale of this economic boost will become clearer – but our modelling activity showed that we will create and support approximately 3,420 jobs in total during the different phases of our project. This breaks down to:
- 710 jobs during planning and design, generating wages worth around £19.7m each year*
- 2,120 jobs during construction, generating wages worth around £74.8m each year*
- 590 jobs during operations, generating wages worth around £27.6m each year*
*Source: Oxford Economics
We know that offshore wind projects bring significant benefits to their local communities and we think it's incredibly important the local supply chain contributes to this project too. We have launched a dedicated supplier portal where local companies can pair their skills with the projects' needs. The portal provides access for companies of all sizes to register their interest for future work. The project is encouraging UK-based suppliers to register their interest at www.enbw-bp.com/suppliers particularly those with connections across North Wales and the North West of England.