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 […]

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 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 […]

Consultation on new nuclear power station design

A consultation on a new nuclear power station design from Hitachi and GE has been launched. The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Office for Nuclear Regulation are working together to assess the acceptability of the design under a process called Generic Design Assessment (GDA). The process helps ensure any new nuclear power stations […]

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 […]