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Anglesey contractor prepares for nuclear expansion

24 Jun 14 The Welsh government has stepped in to fund the growth of an Anglesey construction company.

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DU Construction, the largest construction company on Anglesey, is investing £470,000 on a new operational centre to prepare it to maximise opportunities from the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station development and other projects on the island.

It is being supported by £210,000 from the Welsh government’s economic growth fund.

Construction of the new centre on Penrhos industrial estate in Holyhead, starts this month. It includes offices, substantial storage facilities, a new joinery workshop and new plant and equipment.

DU Construction has also been involved with Horizon Nuclear Power’s supply chain for nearly three years working on projects related to the planned new power station.

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Director Mark Blackwell, who started the business in 1992, said: “Business is really taking off now after the recession and we have seen turnover increase year on year. There are a number of opportunities in the pipeline and we are delighted to have worked with Horizon Nuclear Power and look forward to working with them in the future.

“Our new centre in Holyhead will be ideally located to take advantage of some of these major projects and will help our business grow. The new joinery workshop means we will be able to carry out all of this work in-house instead of outsourcing, enabling us to become more competitive. The secure storage facility is essential and will replace a temporary store and means we can invest in more plant and materials to service new contracts.

“Support from the Welsh government has been pivotal in taking our expansion forward - we would not have been able to go ahead without this funding.”

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