DOZENS of companies have expressed an interest in helping to develop a tidal lagoon off the Welsh coastline.
A total of 55 companies registered an interest in a Welsh Government marketing exercise to ascertain what level of support was out there for such a project.
The Welsh Government said written submissions were received from 27 organisations.
However, it is still early days, and officials don’t have a preferred location for a tidal lagoon at this stage.
No energy-generating lagoons have been built in Wales or the UK, but there are proposals to build ones in Swansea Bay and the Dee Estuary.
The marketing exercise was conducted between March and May this year to gauge interest in a potential competition to deliver a tidal lagoon, with the winner possibly receiving Welsh Government financ