Nuclear experts to streamline Welsh reactor

A partnership between two nuclear firms aims to ensure a new reactor in Wales becomes a world-leading facility. Exelon Generation, which specialises in nuclear safety and operational excellence, will help Horizon Nuclear Power develop an operating […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A partnership between two nuclear firms aims to ensure a new reactor in Wales becomes a world-leading facility.

Exelon Generation, which specialises in nuclear safety and operational excellence, will help Horizon Nuclear Power develop an operating model for the Wylfa Newydd plant on Anglesey.

A team of four Exelon specialists, with more than a century of collective experience, will work alongside Horizon’s growing team to provide additional expertise in engineering, maintenance, operations and training.

The Wylfa Newydd project will deploy two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors, representing the next generation of reactor technology – Exelon operate several similar sites in the US.

Duncan Hawthorne, CEO at Horizon said: “We aim to make Horizon a world-leading nuclear operator and to be the best, you have to learn from the best. With its proven expertise and decades of experience, Exelon will be a vital part of our success.

“Alongside our own expert people, they will form a team that will ready us to successfully run Wylfa Newydd even as we continue to progress towards its construction.”