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If you are a member of the media and would like to speak to our Press Office, please call: 01242 713 677 (24hrs) or email one of the team: mediaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com. To download a CGI of the Wylfa Newydd site, click here.

HORIZON NEWS - 16.10.2018

From the heart: Horizon funds lifesaving equipment for Anglesey

Welsh Hearts – the leading heart charity in Wales – will be able to install three more much needed public-access defibrillators on Anglesey, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.
Welsh Hearts applied to Horizon for funding support from its Community Investment Scheme, to allow them to place three new accessible defibrillators around Anglesey.  The donation will also help support free defibrillator and CPR training from a team of medical professionals in Wales to those hosting the lifesaving equipment. 
 
Nick Aitken, North Wales Fundraising Manager for Welsh Hearts, said: “These publicly-accessible defibrillators are an important addition to Anglesey for Welsh Hearts. If someone is having a cardiac arrest, every second counts. There are approximately 8000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospital in Wales every year, and only a 3% survival rate. A defibrillator is able to restart the heart during a cardiac arrest, and can save lives. When used, the survival rate can increase to 50%, but a speedy response is crucial.
 
“We've made it our mission to ensure nobody in Wales is ever further than 100m away from a potentially lifesaving defibrillator. This is particularly important in rural areas of Wales where an ambulance may take longer to reach. We’re extremely grateful to Horizon for its generous contribution to this project, which will see us place three new defibrillators on the Island of Anglesey.”
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We’re very proud to be supporting Welsh Hearts and the important work they are doing here in Anglesey and across Wales. The defibrillators and training that Welsh Hearts will provide could save lives on Anglesey, we’re delighted to help such an important charity, so it can continue its good work for the community.”
 
For more information about the Community Investment Scheme and how to apply, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.   To keep up to date, follow @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
 
For more information about Welsh Hearts and to enquire about the important work it’s doing, visit http://welshhearts.org/
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
     
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 05.10.2018

Meet the Horizon team at the next Open Surgery

Horizon Nuclear Power is inviting anyone interested in learning more about the Wylfa Newydd Project to drop into its next Open Surgery on Monday 15 October.

No appointments are needed for the drop-in sessions, which take place between 1pm and 7pm in Cemaes Village Hall. The Horizon team will be available to talk to local people about the Project and answer any questions they might have.
 
Richard Foxhall, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “Our Open Surgeries are a great way for people to learn more about the Project and our work within the local community. Talking to members of our site-based team in person gives people the opportunity to get to know us better and ask any questions they may have about our plans to build Wylfa Newydd – we look forward to seeing people there.”
 
More information about the Wylfa Newydd Project can be found by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516, emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or following @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
 
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 28.09.2018

Menai Bridge RFC ‘warming up’ thanks to Horizon Nuclear Power

Menai Bridge Rugby Club has converted its old heating and lighting system by substituting their old kit with new, energy efficient alternatives, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.

The rugby club applied to Horizon for funding support from its Community Investment Scheme, so they could replace the clubhouse’s outdated fluorescent strip lighting with new LEDs, which will improve the building’s energy efficiency. They also needed to replace the existing inefficient electric heater to allow the club’s players and other community groups to continue using the clubhouse during the winter months.
 
The clubhouse not only caters for Menai Bridge Rugby Club and the club’s junior teams, but it’s also used by a number of community groups and educational organisations, including Bangor University, Môn Actif Woods, Môn Search and Rescue, Babinogion nursery and Ysgol David Hughes.
 
Sion Hughes, honorary secretary of Menai Bridge Rugby Club, said: “Our clubhouse is used by around 600 people every year, so we’ve been working hard to update our facilities and bring them up to modern standards. The improvements we’ve made are all thanks to funds we’ve raised through our own initiatives and support from companies such as Horizon.
 
“We’re extremely grateful to Horizon for its generous contribution to this project, which not only creates a nicer, warmer environment, but one that is more energy efficient and keeps our costs down.”
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “Rugby is at the heart of Welsh culture and clubs such as Menai Bridge RFC play a big part in bringing together people of all ages to enjoy playing and watching sport. We’re delighted to help the club modernise its facilities, so it can continue its good work for the community and reduce its carbon footprint.”
 
For more information about the Community Investment Scheme and how to apply, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.   To keep up to date, follow @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
 
For more information about Menai Bridge Rugby Club and to enquire about using its facilities, visit menaibridge.rfc.wales.
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
     
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 24.09.2018

Horizon invites communities to help inspire others about Anglesey’s exciting future

Horizon’s community vehicle will be hitting the streets to meet people across Anglesey and North Wales and find out the ways in which they are hoping to benefit from the Wylfa Newydd Project.

From Friday 28 September to Tuesday 2 October, the Horizon team will be out and about across the island and North Wales talking to communities about the project’s potential opportunities and encouraging people to start thinking about how they might take advantage of the boost that Wylfa Newydd will bring to the region.

Horizon hopes to find a number of people from communities around Anglesey and North Wales who would be willing to be part of a new communications campaign in the new year, where they can share, in their own words, how they are excited about the future and may be getting ready to take advantage of the opportunities the project will bring. 

In sharing their stories, Horizon hopes to inspire more people to discover how they, their families, their business and their communities could also benefit.

“We want to connect with communities and businesses across Anglesey and North Wales, so we can let them know about the benefits and opportunities that the project will bring,” said Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director – Operational Development.

“Alongside these opportunities, we know that Wylfa Newydd will create thousands of new jobs, both in construction, ongoing operations and throughout the wider supply chain, making a huge impact across the region. The first step is to talk to people about how they are thinking about getting ready for the project, so we can use their stories to inspire others about the next exciting chapter in Anglesey’s future. We’re looking forward to hearing from them,” continued Gwen.

Horizon is hoping to discover stories about how people are preparing to benefit from the Wylfa Newydd Project, so they can be shared in a future communications campaign, encouraging others on the island to think about the economic and social benefits the project will bring.

The Horizon team will be visiting these locations in its community vehicle. Please come and tell us how you think the project will being positive change to the island:
 
  9am to 11.30am 1pm to 2.30pm 4pm to 5.30pm
Friday 28 September Amlwch Market
Bull Bay Road
 
Llanerch-y-medd  
Station y Llan Car Park, Bridge Street
Benllech
Upper Wendon Car Park
 
 
Saturday 29 September Llangefni Market
Town Hall Car Park
 
Rhosneigr
Rhosneigr Car Park, Awel-y-Môr
Holyhead  
Lower Hill Street Car Park
Sunday 30 September Mona Car Boot Sale
The Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead
Beaumaris
 
Castle Square
 
Monday 1 Oct Cemaes
Cemaes Library car park
 
Valley
The Valley Hotel, London Road
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll PringlesHolyhead Road
Tuesday 2 Oct Caernarfon
Castle Square
Bangor
Glanrafon Car Park
 



















For more information, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/ready4wylfanewydd.
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
 

 
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HORIZON NEWS - 07.09.2018

Horizon’s Open Surgeries step into autumn

Horizon Nuclear Power will host its next monthly Open Surgery on Monday 17 September in Cemaes Village Hall.
Taking place on the third Monday of each month, the drop-in Open Surgeries give local people the opportunity to learn more about the Wylfa Newydd Project and meet the Horizon team.  
 
Richard Foxhall, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “With a busy summer now behind us we’re looking ahead to lots of exciting activity in the community and on site. We’re also preparing for the examination phase of our application for a Development Consent Order, the permission we need to build the new Wylfa Newydd Power Station.
 
“Earlier this month we launched our community vehicle, which residents may have seen at a number of locations across the island, including Burwen, Rhosybol and Rhosgoch. While this is a great way for us to speak to residents across the island, our monthly Open Surgery sessions will continue on the third Monday of every month as usual.”
 
Anyone interested in visiting the community vehicle can find more details about where it will be and when via Horizon’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, @horizonnuclear.
 
More information about the Wylfa Newydd Project can be found by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 03.09.2018

Horizon third-year apprentices travel to Spain for eight month placement - And Wylfa Newydd welcomes its newest intake

Horizon Nuclear Power’s third year technical apprentices are set to begin an eight-month placement that includes working at nuclear power stations in Spain, as a dozen new apprentices are welcomed to Wylfa Newydd.

The 10 third-year apprentices will gain valuable experience of working at operational nuclear power stations across Spain, thanks to Horizon’s training partner Tecnatom, including being involved in the refuelling process. This experience will go towards the qualifications they need to complete their Technical Apprenticeship Scheme at Horizon.
 
Horizon has also welcomed 12 new technical apprentices to the Wylfa Newydd team, the third cohort since the apprenticeship scheme was launched in 2016. The new intake means that Horizon now employs 33 apprentices, with the majority Welsh-speakers living on Anglesey. Initially based at Coleg Menai in Bangor, they will move to the brand new multi-million-pound Engineering Centre in Llangefni when it opens in the coming months. Apprenticeships last three years and are run in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operations Development at Horizon Nuclear Power, said:This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our final year apprentices. Not only will they work in several operational nuclear power stations, but they’ll also have the chance to live and work in a different country with a new culture, language and team. I’m delighted we’ve been able to organise this in partnership with our training partner Tecnatom and provide such a valuable experience for our apprentices.”
The placement programme, which runs from 11 September 2018 until April 2019, will see the apprentices working every four weeks in Spain at several nuclear sites, before working for one week back with Horizon in north Wales.
 
Gwen Parry-Jones added: “We’re so pleased to welcome our newest members of the team to the Wylfa Newydd Project. Our apprenticeship programme continues our commitment to investing in the next generation of workers and we hope this opportunity will inspire them to work in this exciting industry once they’ve gained their qualifications.”
 
Cari Jones, first-year apprentice at Horizon, said: “I’m so excited to have joined Horizon, as I’ve always wanted to become an engineer. I’m the second generation of my family to work in the nuclear industry on Anglesey, so I’m proud to follow in their footsteps. This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity, as it means I can work while gaining new qualifications and stay on the island.”
 
For more information contact:
Richard Foxhall
07807 769265
richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Phillippa Burgess
01242 507 702
phillippa.burgess@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
 
To register interest in Horizon’s 2019 Technical Apprenticeship Scheme, please email careers@horizonnuclearpower.com or call 0800 954 9516.
 
For more information about Wylfa Newydd and the opportunities it will bring, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the freephone information line on 0800 954 9516, or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
 
Notes to editors:
 
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.

Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
 
 
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