Wylfa Newydd – Investing in North Wales

Anglesey has a long-established history of nuclear power generation and an experienced local skills base. Looking to the future, Anglesey has big ambitions to realise its potential as a centre of low carbon generation and recognises the key role that a new nuclear power station could play.


 
Horizon Nuclear Power aims to ensure that individuals, communities and local businesses benefit from our investment on Anglesey. We expect Wylfa Newydd to be a focal point for the local economy.  It will open up a wide range of opportunities to train and develop a future workforce and provide contracts for local companies.
 
Infrastructure and the economy
Our investment in the site and the surrounding area - including new transport links - will see up to 60% of the value of the first generating unit spent on UK-sourced materials, personnel and services, with this figure likely to rise for subsequent units.  We are committed to ensuring local companies are given every opportunity to compete for a maximum share of that business.

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Jobs & Skills
Our current proposals for Wylfa Newydd could see the creation of up to 850 permanent jobs, many of which will be highly skilled, with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000 during peak periods. We are keen to harness the skills that already exist and contribute to developing new ones by providing training opportunities to people from the area.
 
Since 2011, we’ve continued to support Coleg Menai’s Cwmni Prentis Menai Apprenticeship Scheme. This commitment brings our investment in the scheme to £450,000 and will provide young people with energy and construction skills during their three-year course.
In February 2016 we launched our first Apprenticeship Scheme and Graduate Scheme. To find out more about our Apprenticeship scheme, please click here. To find out about our Graduate Scheme, please click here

We will further develop our skills strategy, in conjunction with Hitachi-GE, both for construction and operation of a new power station.

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Communities
A large-scale investment such as Wylfa Newydd requires close cooperation between everyone involved. To ensure this development can go ahead with minimal disruption to local communities we are in constant contact with UK Government, Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council and the local community via our engagement programme. Once the decision to begin construction is taken, we will post regular updates about the activities we are carrying out in your area on this website.

Contact us
If you would like to get in touch with us about the Wylfa Newydd Project then you can contact us on our dedicated Wylfa Newydd hotline and email address, by calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com
Working with the UK Government, the devolved administration in Wales and the relevant local authorities, we are committed to ensuring that both economic and community benefits flow to the local communities in which our plants will be located.
 
The civil nuclear industry employs more than
60,000 highly skilled people throughout the UK.