Horizon submits application for nuclear licence in Wales

Horizon Nuclear Power has submitted an application for a Nuclear Site Licence for a proposed facility in Wales. It is one of the main permissions Horizon will need as it looks to build and operate two Advanced-Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units for the Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey. The news follows EDF’s recent announcement that concrete […]

Horizon consults on nuclear power station

A second consultation on the proposed nuclear power plant in Anglesey has been launched. Horizon Nuclear Power estimates Wylfa Newydd, which will include two reactors with a total capacity of 2,700MW, will take around nine years to build and have an operational life of 60 years. The consultation, which will run until 25th October, is […]

Builders confirmed for UK nuclear power station

The delivery team for a £14 billion nuclear power station in the UK has been announced. Horizon Nuclear Power has appointed Menter Newydd, a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation, to build the Wylfa Newydd facility. The company has proposed to construct a power station, including two nuclear […]

Hitachi creates new firm for UK nuclear project

Japan’s Hitachi has announced the creation of a new UK company for a nuclear power project. It confirmed Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe will lead its work in a proposed joint venture in the development of Wylfa Newydd. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two partners – Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation. The […]

Horizon appoints new Operations Director

Horizon Nuclear Power has made former Magnox Site Director Greg Evans its new Operations Director for Wylfa Newydd. Wylfa Newydd is the site where a new nuclear power station is set to be built. The proposed site is on land beside the existing operational Magnox nuclear power plant. Mr Evans will take overall responsibility for developing Horizon and liaising with local organisations, […]

Wylfa nuclear public consultation set out

People can now have their say on plans for the construction of a new nuclear power station in Wales. Horizon Nuclear Power has set up a 10-week consultation period, starting on 29th September, for the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey, which would have a minimum generating capacity of up to 2.7GW. The company […]

UK to guarantee Wylfa nuclear plant by 2016

The UK Government will financially back a new nuclear power station in Anglesey in North Wales within three years. Today the Government announced it has a co-operation agreement with UK nuclear project Horizon, which is owned by Japanese firm Hitachi to guarantee the financing by 2016. The Wylfa Newydd plant is one of 40 priority projects […]

Fallon visits Anglesey to see planned nuclear site

Energy Minister Michael Fallon is today visiting Anglesey for a look at the proposed site for a new nuclear power station. He is making the Welsh trip to the Horizon nuclear project along with the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones. Famed for a jam-packed schedule, the Conservative minister seems to be doing his […]

Fallon: Horizon nuclear project will boost investment and jobs

The UK Government has hailed the Horizon nuclear power project claiming it would help boost new investment and create thousands of jobs across the country. Energy Minister Michael Fallon is set to meet executives from Hitachi and Horizon today, who are planning to invest £20 billion in new nuclear plants at Wylfa in Anflesey and […]

UK looks into Hitachi reactor design

The Government today asked regulators to assess the design of the reactor for Horizon’s nuclear power plants. The project’s Japanese owners Hitachi said this marks “important progress” in the project to build two to three new plants in the UK. Energy Minister John Hayes has asked the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency […]