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Plans have been unveiled for a £5 million development on the Baglan Energy
Park in Port Talbot that will create 120 jobs.

Shield Medicare, a company which supplies sterile fluids and equipment to the
NHS and the pharmaceutical industry, are building a brand new, purpose built
facility on a 5½ acre site at the western end of the Park.

The 60,000 sq ft manufacturing facility will bring their production, warehouse
and distribution facilities all under one roof. It will bring together a number of
smaller production units into one efficient operation ready for the company’s
next stage of expansion.

Following the company’s record year in financial performance last year,
further investment in the project is planned in the near future.

Shield Medicare’s new parent company, Ecolab, which has a worldwide
turnover of $4.5 billion have confirmed their support for the new facility.

The developer is Usk Properties Ltd., headed up by director Sean Mayo, who
is also responsible for the creation of the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

He said, “Usk properties are delighted to have acquired the site from Neath
Port Talbot Council on the second phase of the Baglan Energy Park.

“Construction is expected to start in the Autumn to ensure that new products
will be rolling out by the Spring of 2007.”

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Derek Vaughan, said, “The development
of the Park has been one of the most exciting projects in the region in recent
years. It provides a high quality business environment in a landscaped setting.

“The park is attracting some internationally renowned companies and I am
delighted to see indigenous South Wales based developers like Usk Properties
investing in the Baglan Energy Park as well.”

Andrew Davies, Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Enterprise,
Innovation and networks, Added, “This significant development represents a

massive vote of confidence in the first class facilities that are provided at
Baglan Energy Park,

“The Technium concept is a made in Wales idea which has already proved
successful in Swansea – turning our brightest academic ideas into dynamic
business opportunities.

“This latest development at Baglan is another example of how the Welsh
Assembly Government’s Technium concept is successfully producing high
quality jobs for local economies.”

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