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HORIZON NEWS - 24.05.2017

Latest Wylfa Newydd power station plans published for consultation

People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.
Horizon Nuclear Power’s third formal consultation starts today, 24 May, and finishes on 22 June, giving people the chance to have their say on updates to the project. 
 
The company is presenting a more compact power station design. It is also suggesting where and how it can best manage the impacts from construction and bring long term benefits to the community.
 
Key project updates and changes described in the consultation include:
  • reduction in the area taken up by the main power station, with more buildings and facilities shared between the twin reactors
  • a single, carefully managed, temporary workers accommodation campus at the construction site
  • appointing a Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator to ensure protection and enhancement of language and culture remains at the heart of Horizon’s development
  • support for the development of an Employment and Skills Service to signpost people from across the region to jobs available at Wylfa Newydd
  • support for a capital investment programme for all five secondary schools on the island to improve science and technology facilities and help promote the take up of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects
  • funding to support a capital investment programme for the provision of new build affordable housing, initially focusing on increasing housing stock around the power station and in nearby Amlwch
  • establishing a tourism fund to support marketing initiatives and skills and training for those in the tourist sector.
Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive of Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “In this third stage of consultation we’re focusing on the areas that have changed or where there are new proposals. 
 
“To make this project the best it can be it must be investable, constructable, and deliver a world-leading operating power station.   Wylfa Newydd must also be a welcome addition to the community which Anglesey and the wider region can be proud of.
 
“The changes we’re proposing will enable us to streamline our construction schedule, reduce the number of construction workers we need to bring in and temporarily house, and cut the number of development sites we need.  
 
“Alongside this we remain absolutely committed to being a good neighbour to the North Anglesey communities which will host the power station.  This includes creating opportunities for local companies and long term high quality careers in North Wales, particularly for young people currently in education. We look forward to hearing people’s views on these latest plans as we finalise our application.”
 
The single temporary workers accommodation campus reduces the number of accommodation buildings across the North of Anglesey.  Built in phases, it would initially create around 2,500 beds and could provide a maximum of 4,000 beds if needed.   Horizon is also combining its permanent essential off-site support buildings, including a garage and back-up control facilities, into one location.
 
The company will share its updated plans at public exhibitions in village and town halls, hotels and community centres across the region. Information will, once again, be made available online as well as at local libraries and council offices.  To make the consultation even more accessible, Horizon will also be visiting communities, workplaces and local events in a consultation bus, so people can meet members of the Wylfa Newydd team and discuss the latest plans.
 
Horizon’s events will be held on the following dates:
Public exhibitions
Saturday 27 May 10am - 1pm Llangefni Town Hall
Tuesday 30 May 1pm - 7pm Llanfaethlu Village Hall
Wednesday 31 May 1pm - 7pm The Valley Anglesey
Friday 2 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall
Saturday 3 June 10am - 1pm Amlwch Memorial Hall
Saturday 10 June 10am - 1pm Rhosybol Community Centre, Yr Ysgol
Monday 19 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall
 











Horizon’s consultation bus will be out and about at locations across North Wales on the following dates:
Consultation bus events
Tuesday 6 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn  Car Park, Tregele
Wednesday 7 June 4pm – 7pm Holland Hotel Car Park, Llanfachraeth
Thursday 8 June 4pm - 7pm Conway Quay
Monday 12 June 4pm - 7pm Tesco Extra  Car Park , Bangor
Tuesday 13 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Beaumaris
Wednesday 14 June 10am-1pm Lower Hill Street Car Park, Newry Street, Holyhead
Wednesday 14 June 4pm - 7pm Holyhead Leisure Centre Car Park
Friday 16 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Caernarfon
Saturday 17 June 8am-1pm Anglesey Farmers’ Market, Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge
Tuesday 20 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn car park, Tregele
 
















Information will also be available from Wednesday 24 May on the company’s consultation website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation where comments can be submitted online. Horizon can also be contacted on 0800 954 9516 or by 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 - 15.05.2017

New chairs have Hawks shooting hoops

Anglesey Hawks Wheelchair Basketball Club has received a donation for two new wheelchairs from Horizon Nuclear Power as part of its Charitable Donations Scheme.

Founded in 2014, the Anglesey Hawks play in the North Wales Wheelchair Basketball league and train at Holyhead Leisure Centre every week. Since founding, the club has enjoyed continued success as a league team and has big plans for the future.

As one of the UK’s only fully inclusive sports that allows able-bodied and disabled players to play and train together, the Club is keen to encourage more people to take part but needs to provide equipment to do so. Earlier this year, the volunteer-run club applied to Horizon for funding for two new wheelchairs suitable for able-bodied players and members with less-limiting disabilities to take part in the sport and help them develop their game.

Susan MacPherson, Club Chair Person at Anglesey Hawks, said: “The new chairs are brilliant. We really want to raise the profile of the game and the new chairs mean able-bodied players can take part in this fantastic game too.

“We have a thriving club here in Holyhead, so if you’re interested in joining up and taking part – come along and have a go.”

Graham Berry, coach at Anglesey Hawks, said: “We enjoyed considerable success recently in Holyhead and some of our players have gone on to represent Wheelchair Basketball North Wales Knights in the National League. We’ve also had a number of junior players selected for the junior Knights team as well, so we hope the new equipment will give us an even greater opportunity to develop the teams we have here – thank you to Horizon for the donation.”

Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “We’re pleased to be able to help out the Anglesey Hawks. It can be hard for a volunteer-run sports team to get the equipment they need to be able to operate, especially where players use equipment that caters to a specific need. The Hawks offer a valuable service to both disabled and able-bodied people, letting them participate in a sport that’s not only inclusive, but means they can remain active in a fun and competitive environment. We’re looking forward to cheering them on in the future and wish them all the very best for the upcoming season.”

To find out more about the Anglesey Hawks, visit their website at www.angleseyhawks.com, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. For anyone interested in getting involved with the Hawks, training is on Tuesday from 18.30 to 20.30 at Holyhead Leisure Centre.

For more information about Horizon’s Charitable Donations Scheme 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.
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HORIZON NEWS - 09.05.2017

More than £80k donated by Horizon to local causes in the last year

Local charities and community groups across North Wales have received more than £80,000 in the last year thanks to a local project support scheme.
Horizon Nuclear Power’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship scheme helped more than 40 organisations across North Wales between April 2016 and 2017 and has donated more than £185,000 across the region since its launch in summer 2014.
 
Groups benefitting from the scheme in the last year include the Anglesey Show, Cylch Meithrin Cemaes and Ynys Môn Citizens Advice. The scheme has part-funded a new motorbike for Blood Bikes Wales in North Wales, an electric van for Anglesey Rural Food Bank and supported the new Llangefni Urban Sports Park.
 
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “Wylfa Newydd will be a part of the community for more than 100 years, so it’s really important that we support local good causes that benefit people in the area.
 
“We’re delighted to see so many people applying to us for support and are pleased that we’ve been able to provide donations to such a broad range of organisations and charities doing excellent work in communities across the region.
 
“We continue to encourage local causes to contact us if they have a project that fits our criteria and look forward to supporting many more organisations in the coming years.”
 
For more information about the Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship 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.   
 
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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 - 26.04.2017

Horizon to consult on updated Wylfa Newydd proposals

People in North Wales are being invited to have their say on updated proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.
Beginning on 24 May, Horizon Nuclear Power will carry out a smaller scale consultation focusing on aspects of its Project which have been updated including redesigning the power station layout to reduce its overall footprint.

The consultation continues the progress made by Horizon since its first two stages of major consultation in 2014 and 2016, providing another opportunity for local people to give their feedback before the company submits an application to build the power station later this year.

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer for Horizon, said: “As we move towards submitting an application to build the power station, we’re continually reviewing our proposals to ensure they are the best they can be for everyone with a stake in the project, including those living and working on Anglesey now and for generations to come.  

“Our latest proposals include a more compact site layout that means more activities can be carried out closer to the power station.  Many aspects of our proposals remain the same, including our commitment to the residents and communities of Anglesey, and to the Welsh language and culture. It’s really important for us to involve local people in shaping and refining our plans, so I’d like to thank everyone again for all of the feedback they’ve provided so far, and look forward to hearing their thoughts on our updates.”

As well as holding events at venues across Anglesey, Horizon will also be out and about in a consultation bus visiting popular locations such as shopping centres and markets across North Wales.

Horizon’s island events will be held on the following dates:
Public exhibitions
Saturday 27 May 10am - 1pm Llangefni Town Hall
Tuesday 30 May 1pm - 7pm Llanfaethlu Village Hall
Wednesday 31 May 1pm - 7pm The Valley Anglesey
Friday 2 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall
Saturday 3 June 10am - 1pm Amlwch Memorial Hall
Saturday 10 June 10am - 1pm Rhosybol Community Centre, Yr Ysgol
Monday 19 June 1pm - 7pm Cemaes Village Hall
   












Horizon’s consultation bus will be out and about at locations across North Wales on the following dates:
 
Consultation bus events
Tuesday 6 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn  Car Park, Tregele
Wednesday 7 June 4pm – 7pm Holland Hotel Car Park, Llanfachraeth
Thursday 8 June 4pm - 7pm Conway Quay
Monday 12 June 4pm - 7pm Tesco Extra  Car Park , Bangor
Tuesday 13 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Beaumaris
Wednesday 14 June 10am-1pm Lower Hill Street Car Park, Newry Street, Holyhead
Wednesday 14 June 4pm - 7pm Holyhead Leisure Centre Car Park
Friday 16 June 4pm - 7pm Castle Square, Caernarfon
Saturday 17 June 8am-1pm Anglesey Farmers’ Market, Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge
Tuesday 20 June 4pm – 7pm Douglas Inn car park, Tregele


















Anyone unable to meet the Horizon team face-to-face, or who wants to find out more, can visit Horizon’s consultation website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.  Information will be available from Wednesday 24 May, along with a feedback form so comments can be submitted online.
 
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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.
     
  • Horizon will publicise its latest Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) from Wednesday 26 April, with the revised document being available in libraries and online from Thursday 4 May.The SOCC explains how the company will formally consult with people living in the vicinity of the proposed development at Wylfa Newydd and how people can have their say on its plans.
     
  • The consultation material will be available to view on the Horizon website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation from Wednesday 24 May. Consultation will close on Thursday 22 June.
 

 
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HORIZON NEWS - 13.04.2017

Horizon Welcomes new Exelon-JAPC Joint Venture

13 April 2017. Horizon Nuclear Power has today welcomed the formation of a joint venture between Exelon and The Japan Atomic Power Company which will support the company as it continues to progress its nuclear new build project at Wylfa Newydd. The joint venture – to be known as JExel Nuclear – brings together two companies with whom Horizon has already been working and will provide advisory services, operations and maintenance management services.

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer at Horizon said: “We are delighted that two of the companies with whom we already working closely have come together to provide us with such a strong and consolidated service. We look forward to continuing to draw on their combined knowledge and experience of the global nuclear industry as we successfully deliver Wylfa Newydd and grow Horizon into a new, leading nuclear operator.”

Horizon announced its deal with JAPC in July 2016 and the partnership with Exelon in February 2017. Exelon – a leader in nuclear safety and operational excellence, who operate the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the United States – have embedded a team of four specialists in Horizon. Working alongside Horizon’s own growing team, they are providing expertise in engineering, maintenance, operations and training, as Horizon develops its own nuclear operating model.

Horizon’s partnership with JAPC draws on their experience and know-how gained from many years of involvement with boiling water reactors, covering design, construction, operation and maintenance. JAPC oversaw the construction of Japan’s first light water reactor and is supporting Horizon in areas such as construction costing, licensing, and planning for commissioning.

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For more information, please contact:
 
Ben Russell
Mobile: +44 (0) 7580 948106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com


Notes to Editors:

About Horizon Nuclear Power
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW 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 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.


About Exelon
Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), is one of the largest, most efficient clean energy producers in the U.S., with a generating capacity of more than 32,500 megawatts.  Exelon Generation operates the largest U.S. fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants with 19,400 megawatts of capacity from 22 reactors at 13 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  Exelon Generation also operates a diverse mix of wind, solar, landfill gas, hydroelectric, natural gas and oil facilities in 16 states with more than 13,100 megawatts. Exelon Generation has an industry-leading safety record and is an active partner and economic engine in the communities it serves by providing jobs, charitable contributions and tax payments that help towns and regions grow.

Follow Exelon Generation on Twitter @ExelonGen and @ExelonNuclear, view the Exelon Generation channel on YouTube, and visit: http://www.exeloncorp.com/companies/exelon-generation


About The Japan Atomic Power Company
The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) was established in November 1957 as a power company solely engaged in nuclear energy in Japan. Since then, the company has continued to play a leading role in the electric power industry as a pioneer in nuclear power generation through various projects, including the construction of the first commercial nuclear power plant in Japan and the construction, operation and decommissioning of power plants.

JAPC owns Tokai Power Station (GCR), which is currently under decommissioning, Tokai No.2 Power Station (BWR) and Tsuruga Power Station, which has Unit1 (BWR) and Unit2 (PWR). Also, Advanced-PWRs are currently under construction in its Tsuruga site. For more information about JAPC, please visit the company’s website at http://www.japc.co.jp.

 

 

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HORIZON NEWS - 13.04.2017

Learn more about Wylfa Newydd at the next Horizon Open Surgery

Come and meet the Horizon Nuclear Power team at the next Open Surgery on Monday 24 April at Cemaes Village Hall, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

The monthly Open Surgeries, which are held in locations across Anglesey, give people the chance to find out more about the Wylfa Newydd Project and offer the opportunity to have questions answered by a member of the Horizon team.

Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said: “With our recent Site Licence Application submission and increased activity on site this is a great opportunity for local residents to come along and speak with our team about what’s going on near them.”

If you can’t call in to meet the team in Cemaes, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the freephone information line on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

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For more information contact:

Claire Loveday – on 01242 507700 or claire.loveday@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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