A company working in the sustainable cheap energy sector has announced plans to significantly expand its workforce.
RWE npower renewals said it will almost double its workforce in Powys, Wales, and open up a brand new office.
The company, which first set up offices in the town in 1994, will take up a second business unit at Parch Derwen Fawr in Llanidloes. Staff numbers are expected to rise from 14 to 26 over the next three years.
Economy minister Ieuan Wyn Jones noted that RWE npower renewables is a UK market leader and benefits from the backing of one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Europe.
Pete Williams, head of technical services at RWE npower renewables, said: "We are delighted to be able to bring these opportunities to life and prove the reality of the associated economic benefits here in Llanidloes, traditionally the centre for our operations and maintenance activities in Wales."
The Welsh Assembly Government confirmed that it will be helping to provide new and existing employees skills training through the Workforce Development Programme.
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