Planned by the Celtic Manor and Welsh Government, the ICC Wales convention centre has awarded £22m of construction work to companies in South Wales.
The project, which will cost an estimed £83.7m, is set to open next summer. Once complete, the centre will be able to accommodate up to 5,000 people across its 43,000 sq ft pillar-free main hall, 1,500-seated auditorium, 12 meeting rooms, double-height glass atrium, and 26,900 sq ft outdoor plaza.
A range of contracts have been handed out to firms in South Wales to complete various works throughout the construction.
One such company is Newport-based Shine Catering Systems which has secured the contract to supply and install the kitchen equipment.
Managing director Julian Shine said: "The building of ICC Wales represents an enormous boost to the region and Shine Catering Systems is proud to be part of a large team dedicated to the success of this project.
"We will devote in excess of 500 person-days, and we estimate that five additional people will be employed specifically for this project.
"This facility will be of international importance upon completion, with the ICC Wales catering team able to deliver their renowned catering standards, upscaled to challenge the world’s greatest venues."
When complete, it is estimated that ICC Wales will bring £70m a year to the Welsh economy.
Russell Phillips, ICC Wales vice president of facilities and development, said: "It’s very important that ICC Wales benefits the local community and becomes an integral part of it, so it was vital that we employ companies and people here in Wales to help us build it.
“We are making fantastic progress on the build, and are on target to meet our completion date in the summer of 2019. We couldn’t do it without our dedicated local contractors, who are helping to turn our ambitious vision for Wales into a reality."
Economy secretary Ken Skates added: "Our new £84m International Convention Centre will be a huge economic asset to Wales, enabling us to compete with any venue in Europe to attract key events.
“It is an excellent example of what can be achieved through collaboration between Welsh Government and the private sector.
"Of course the construction phase of this project also offers significant opportunities to business.
“I am delighted that Welsh companies have been successful in securing contracts worth £22m, which will help to provide jobs and increased prosperity in Welsh communities."
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