Today I met Gerwyn Williams, the Group Managing Director of JP Kenny which is the company that has just been appointed as the lead contractor on the Wave Hub Scheme in Hayle. He has a very impressive track record as a civil engineer and is a specialist in technologies associated with gas and oil exploration – the same skills sets that are needed to make Wave Hub work.
I think that Wave Hub is a really exciting project. We shouldn’t pretend that it is going to create thousands of new jobs in Cornwall overnight – but it will the first of its sort anywhere in the world and could establish Hayle as an international centre of excellence in the renewable energy technologies of the future. We should all get right behind it.