UK Business Briefs: wind, water management for pubs, balancing carbon

In this week’s UK Business Briefs, a new windfarm for Wales; two water management contracts, including one for a chain of 585 pubs; and make your New Year’s resolution to balance your carbon emissions.


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The Government has given the go-ahead for a new 30-turbine, 100MW offshore windfarm, 8km off the North Wales coast. The farm is expected to produce sufficient electricity for 50,000 homes.

The application for consent to construct the farm on the Rhyll Flats was originally made by Celtic Offshore Wind Limited, but will now be taken on by National Wind Power Offshore Limited, which already holds consents for the neighbouring North Hoyle wind farm (see related story).

Water management company Alpheus has won a contract from Greene King Pub Company to provide a facility management service to their entire estate of 585 pubs. The contract will cover the internal and external drainage system and associated infrastructure 24 hours a day, using the systems and crews already established for similar contracts.

Alpheus has also secured a two-year extension to its contract with Compass Roadside. The contract involves responsibility for procurement, improvement, and operation and maintenance services for the customers wastewater infrastructure.

And finally, a Brighton-based organisation is calling on people to make a New Years resolution to balance their carbon footprint. C Level’s website has a calculator that works out a person’s footprint for the last year, using information such as electricity consumption and travel.

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