Ken Skates trying virtual reality technology on Deeside
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'Huge potential' for suppliers across north Wales

A new £30m manufacturing and research institute is being planned for Deeside, the Welsh Government has announced.

The facility, funded by a £20m Welsh Government grant and £10m from project partners, will work with the aerospace, automotive, nuclear and food sectors.

Broughton-based Airbus with be the first tenants, and will use the centre to design new wing technology.

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said it would bring collaboration and help businesses of different sizes, while the boss of Airbus in Broughton, Paul McKinlay, said it was key that technology continued to be developed.

  • 21 Nov 2016
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