Horizon Nuclear Power – facts and figures

  • CEO – Duncan Hawthorne, joined in 2016
  • Established in 2009 as a joint venture between E.ON and RWE, npower acquired by Hitachi in 2012.
  • Created to help meet the need for new, secure low carbon power by providing at least 5.8GW of capacity to the UK - enough to power around 11 million homes.
  • Headquarters in Gloucester, England.
  • Office at site on the Isle of Anglesey.
  • Horizon Nuclear Power owns two nuclear development sites – Wylfa Newydd (the primary site) on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.
  • Hitachi-GE’s Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) are tried and tested and have already been built to time and budget in Japan four times over.
  • Approximately 330 employees at HQ including temporary contractors and graduates. 65 based at site including 33 apprentices

Duncan Hawthorne - Chief Executive Officer

Gwen Parry Jones - Executive Director, Operational Development

Leon Flexman - Director of Corporate Affairs

Richard Foxhall - External Affairs Manager

Oldbury Site, South Gloucestershire

  Wylfa Newydd - View from the coast

Wylfa Newydd - CGI High res image


Wylfa Newydd - CGI High res video

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