Ciner Glass has submitted its planning proposal for a glass plant in Wales, UK.

Ciner Glass has lodged plans with the local council to build a glass bottle factory at the Rassau Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Ebbw Vale, Wales for its UK market.

Ciner is one of the largest producers of natural soda ash, a key material in the production of glass bottles.

The site’s location will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint in association with its transportation.

Arup, the agents for the project, said: “The proposed development seeks to construct the glass manufacturing facility within Rassau Industrial Estate, utilising two vacant employment land allocations and an undeveloped land parcel within the site, making effective use of the A465 strategic road network to facilitate distribution.”

There could be as many as 670 jobs associated with the running of the facility and at the peak of the construction period 450 jobs.

Arup also claim that the factory would provide apprenticeship and training opportunities for the local labour market.

If the scheme is approved quickly, then work to clear the site could start this summer, with the first furnace running in the latter half of 2024.

Arup believed the second furnace could also be operational in 2025.