Commenting on today’s Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon announcement, Lewis Fawsitt, Corporate Sales Director at Acorn Recruitment said:

“Acorn has been a firm supporter of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and has been working very closely with the team behind the initiative right from the outset. Today’s decision is a real blow and we feel very much for all those directly involved in developing it and bringing it this far. 

“The people at Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) have been tireless in their promotion of the benefits such a project could bring to Wales, and it’s our hope that today’s announcement, as disappointing as it is, will not be the final outcome for this wonderful initiative – instead, we hope that other routes can be considered to bring the series of tidal lagoons to life, with the first being in Swansea Bay.

“We appreciate that there are different perspectives on the costs and value in relation to this first tidal lagoon, but we hope very much that the decision makers will look positively at reviewing again how the UK can make this work rather than simply let it drop. If the UK’s strategy is to develop more green energy and to become more self-sufficient, then we surely must consider, together, how we can make this happen.

“The tidal lagoons bring an opportunity for the rest of the world to be reminded that Wales, and the UK are places where innovation can be encouraged, supported and thrive – something that is perhaps particularly poignant during these uncertain Brexit times.”