Tidal project questioned by Tories
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£18m tidal project value questioned by Welsh Tories

An £18m tidal energy project in Pembrokeshire stopped generating electricity after just three months because of a fault, its operators have admitted.

Tidal Energy Ltd went into administration in October, but the 400KW, 39ft high turbine in Ramsey Sound, had not worked since March.

Development director Chris Williams defended the research project, saying it had provided some "essential learning, new knowledge, knowhow and experience to progress the industry in Wales".

But Welsh Conservative finance spokesman Nick Ramsay asked if the scheme had provided value for more than £8m of public money it was given.

  • 12 Dec 2016
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