Turkish glass manufacturer Ciner Glass is to host a webinar next week to discuss its plans for a new glass manufacturing plant in Ebbw Vale, Wales.

Didem Ciner, Executive Board Member of the Ciner Glass Group, will be a panellist alongside Mathew Evans from Arup.

It takes place on Thursday July 22. The link to attend is https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bZdkZjwWQFmeDB5BT8c6XQ

The panel is open to public, anyone could register and attendees will be able submit questions using the Q&A function.

Attendees will only see / hear the panellist who is speaking and watch the Ciner Glass video and view the presentation from Arup.

Ciner Glass plans to launch a glassmaking facility, called Dragon Glass Bottle Manufacturing Facility, at the Rassau Industrial Estate in Ebbw Vale, which will create hundreds of jobs and bring ‘economic benefits for generations to come.’

The company intends to supply glass bottles to UK food and beverage producers.

In a letter to stakeholders, Mrs Ciner said: “We already produce some of the lightest bottles in the world which reduces transportation costs. We believe South Wales is well positioned to serve the existing UK operations of our customers.

"We think it is important to cut the number of miles bottles have to travel to reach the customer. Our vision is to build a centre of engineering excellence in glass technology here in Wales which can compete with the best in the world.”

*An earlier version of this story stated the webinar would take place on July 14. The Ciner Group has subsequently changed the date of the webinar to July 22. Anyone who had pre-registered to attend should have received a notification with the date change.