Electricity project powers new information for Connah’s Quay
Cable manufacturer Prysmian Group is sparking interest from walkers and cyclists with a new notice board at The Rock in Connah’s Quay.
People passing the well-known vantage point on the Wales Coast Path can now discover what’s going on locally from the new board designed by local blacksmith Richard Jones, from Heat and Beat. The board has been crafted from steel and complements other sculptures in the area.
The board has been provided by Prysmian, part of the consortium building the Western Link project, which will bring renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in England and Wales.
Prysmian’s Site Engineer Quentin Amboise said: “At first the board will explain the engineering work we are doing in the Connah’s Quay area to build the Western Link. Once our project is complete, the board will be there for the community to display local information of their choice.”
Prysmian is currently carrying out preparation work to install electricity cables under the River Dee. The cables will link National Grid’s substation in Connah’s Quay to a new electricity converter station being built on Deeside Industrial Park as part of the Western Link project.
The notice board was unveiled by Councillor Paul Shotton and Councillor Andy Dunbobbin of the Connah’s Quay Golftyn Ward at The Rock. Councillor Paul Shotton said:
“I am very pleased that Western Link is engaging with local residents and I look forward to further community involvement”.
The £1 billion Western Link project is a joint venture by National Grid and ScottishPower Transmission. It is a 420-kilometre high voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Hunterston in Ayrshire and Deeside which will help the UK meet its renewable energy and climate change targets.
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