Swansea Drydocks to Create New Jobs

16 March 2010 (Last Updated March 16th, 2010 18:30)

Swansea Drydocks in Wales said it aims to create 85 jobs repairing, maintaining and breaking up ships. The company said it will invest more than £4m in refurbishment, machinery and equipment, according to the BBC. It said the move is to meet a growing demand in Europe for "e

Swansea Drydocks in Wales said it aims to create 85 jobs repairing, maintaining and breaking up ships.

The company said it will invest more than £4m in refurbishment, machinery and equipment, according to the BBC.

It said the move is to meet a growing demand in Europe for “environmentally responsible” ship recycling facilities.

Swansea Drydocks will apply to the Environment Agency for a permit to handle hazardous materials as part of the ship recycling process.

Operations are expected to begin this year.