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HORIZON NEWS - 15.05.2013
Horizon signs design contract with Hitachi-GE for new Wylfa Power StationHorizon Nuclear Power has announced the signing of a major contract with its reactor technology provider, and primary contractor, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE).
Horizon’s Chief Operating Officer Alan Raymant said: “This is a multi-million pound contract stretching over several years, and represents another major step forward in our project”.
“It will support our site development work, allow us to assess the best construction timetable for Wylfa, feed into our public consultations and support the supply chain development strategy. Wylfa is an excellent site for a new nuclear power station, and with the FEED contract in place we will be able to work with Hitachi-GE to develop plans to bring this project to life.”
Mr Hidetoshi Takehara, President of Hitachi-GE, said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with Horizon, it is a further step forward in the early phase work towards site readiness.”
Horizon and Hitachi will be running supplier events next week in Llandudno and Gloucester to share information about the project with potential suppliers, and has recently invited expressions of interest in a small number of procurement opportunities.
Alan Raymant said: "The majority of the supply chain opportunities will flow from the manufacturing and construction programme, managed by Hitachi-GE on our behalf. In addition, there will be early opportunities to support Horizon's site development activities, and our work building our capability to become the owner and operator of nuclear power stations.
"We'll be looking for suppliers to demonstrate they can deliver to time, cost and quality. We'll also look for suppliers to be innovative in their proposals, making best use of the expertise locally, regionally and nationally."
HORIZON NEWS - 10.05.2013
Date and location announced for Horizon’s May Open SurgeryHorizon Nuclear Power will hold its next monthly Open Surgery on Monday 20 May at Cemaes Village Hall. The event, which will take place between 1pm and 7pm, enables local people to call in and ask questions about plans for a new nuclear power station at Wylfa – no appointment is necessary.
HORIZON NEWS - 12.04.2013
Horizon and Hitachi Meet Secretary of State for Wales on AngleseyThe Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt Hon David Jones MP today hosted an event at Holyhead, celebrating the investment of Hitachi Ltd in Horizon Nuclear power, in a sale which was completed in late 2012.
HORIZON NEWS - 18.03.2013
Holyhead Company Awarded Horizon ContractDU Construction Ltd from Holyhead has been awarded a major contract with Horizon Nuclear Power for demolition activities and associated ecological works to support the proposed new nuclear power station site at Wylfa.
Horizon's Head of Site Development, Alan Smith, said: “We were very pleased to see local companies bidding alongside others for this work, and are delighted that a Holyhead-based firm has been awarded the contract. This is important work to remove a number of unsafe buildings, many of which were already boarded up and in a state of disrepair before they came into our ownership at the end of 2011. Despite our best efforts since then, these buildings have suffered from numerous break-ins and vandalism, meaning they now pose a health and safety risk.”
All the structures earmarked for removal are currently home to legally protected wildlife including bats. Any works regarding the re-housing of bats require a European Protected Species Licence and approved, alternative roosting locations for protected species must be provided before any demolition work can begin.
Mark Blackwell, Director of DU Construction Ltd, said: “We are extremely pleased to have won this contract. From our previous experience of working with Horizon, we know they set very high standards, and I am very confident that our workforce is fully able to meet those standards.”
Speaking about the company's work with Horizon to date, he added:
“As well as making use of our in-house team, we've also been able to sub-contract other local specialist companies where required, including mechanical and electrical firm Lloyd Morris Electrical Ltd from Amlwch (LME) and J Taylor Plumbing and Heating from Holyhead.”
“We have been able to add to our workforce of 33 full-time staff, and we've recently appointed a new contracts manager.”
All work will be closely monitored by North Wales-based independent ecological specialists, Cambrian Ecological Partnership, to ensure strict guidelines are met. The demolition project is expected to be completed by the end of June, subject to Horizon receiving the necessary permissions.
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