AM praises ‘world first’ happening in Holyhead

Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth visited Minesto on Friday to see the progress that is being made with the project.
The office in the middle of Holyhead has now opened its doors since Wednesday and employs a number of local people.  The hope is that the first ‘kite’ will be put in the water in September, although the exact date depends on the weather and tide.
Speaking after his visit, Rhun said:
“It’s great to see the vision coming closer and closer to reality. Seeing the equipment being prepared for its launch into Holyhead Deep in September should make us all proud here on Anglesey.
“Already, the number of employees – almost all local – is steadily growing, and businesses such as Holyhead Boatyard are becoming key components of the Minesto project.
“This is a world first – and it’s happening right here. The potential for us in terms of jobs and other economic benefits are enormous, and I wish the Minesto team all the very best.”