Gwynt y Mor windfarm: Sea cable laying work starts

Cable-laying vessel lands on Pensarn beach
Image caption Cable-laying vessel lands on Pensarn beach

Work has begun to lay undersea cables that will bring electricity ashore from the Gwynt y Mor windfarm being built off the north Wales coast.

A cable-laying ship landed on Pensarn beach near Abergele, Conwy, for the start of the three month operation.

The windfarm is due for completion in 2014 with 160 turbines producing enough electricity to supply 400,000 homes.

Work is under way to build a substation near St Asaph, Denbighshire, to feed electricity into the national grid.

Last week, Holyhead-based Turbine Transfers announced it was creating 20 jobs after landing a multimillion-pound contract to provide six crew vessels to ferry workers to the windfarm site.

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