Business Forum on Tidal Gateway plans – June 7th

The latest details of ground-breaking plans for a tidal power gateway and road link across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary are revealed to companies and organisations from across Cumbria and Lancashire in a Tidal Power Business Forum taking place on Friday – June 7th at Kendal Town Hall.

Tidal turbines will generate predictable renewable energy sufficient to power around 2 million homes – equivalent to a nuclear power station – and create a new industry in the North West generating thousands of jobs.

The planned multi-billion £ project will create a road link across Morecambe Bay between Heysham in north Lancashire and Furness in south Cumbria, and cross the Duddon Estuary to improve road access to Cumbria’s West Coast.  

The project is being driven by the Northern Tidal Power Gateways board headed by Chief Executive Alan Torevell who wants to give business people in Cumbria and Lancashire the latest facts about this exciting initiative.

He explains: “There has been a lot of rumour and speculation about the project which has been under way for more than 4 years, and we are now at a stage where we want to talk directly to local businesses about the opportunities it will create for economic growth and prosperity in the North West.

“We also want to harness their enthusiasm and influence to ensure the project continues to move forward.  The North West had played a world-leading role in the nuclear sector and we now have the opportunity to launch a new era of leading the world on tidal power, while at the same time creating making a major improvement to the infrastructure of Cumbria and North Lancashire.”

The Business Forum will open its doors at 10.30am on June 7th , with presentations beginning at 11.00am in the Assembly Room at Kendal Town Hall.  The programme will  include a Q&A session and the event will close by 1.00pm.    Any businesses wishing to attend should register their interest by emailing  mia@nwe2.co.uk.