09 October 2013

Burges Salmon has advised on two of the projects that were shortlisted at the inaugural RenewableUK Cymru Wales Green Energy Awards 2013.

Established to recognise excellence in renewable energy, the Wales Green Energy Awards were formed by RenewableUK Cymru to acknowledge and highlight the contributions of individuals and organisations in the green energy industry in Wales. A panel of independent judges chose the winners of the seven award categories, which were announced at a ceremony that took place on Wednesday 9 October in St. David's Hotel, Cardiff.

The key project that Burges Salmon was involved with was that of the Wear Point Wind Farm in Milford Haven, which was shortlisted in the Outstanding Green Energy Project.

This award recognises a renewable energy project or installation that is of an exceptionally high standard and was open to nominees such as energy developers or organisations that have installed, or begun operating. The project must have been able to demonstrate exceptional practice in design, construction, performance, health and safety and / or other key areas. The winner of this award needed to demonstrate a clear commitment to renewables and how it is a key part of its overall organisation’s operation – whether through educating staff and the wider community on the project or being a feature of a wider corporate social responsibility policy.

Other finalists in this category included the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, North Wales, RWE npower renewables; Ysgellog Farm, Anglesey, Airvolution; and The Dragon’s Teeth Micro Hydro System in Blaenavon.

Ross Fairley, head of the Energy and Utilities team at Burges Salmon, said: “We are delighted to have been involved in two of the key projects that were shortlisted at these inaugural awards. We are becoming increasingly involved in these types of projects in Wales and it’s great that the awards have been established, which I hope will continue for many years to recognise the excellent renewable energy work that is taking place across the region.”

Key contact

Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment

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