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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


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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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HORIZON NEWS - 04.04.2017

Site licence application signals further progress for Horizon

4th April 2017. Horizon Nuclear Power has taken another major step towards delivering The Wylfa Newydd power station with the submission of its application for a Nuclear Site Licence. A Site Licence is one of the main permissions Horizon will need as it looks to build and operate two UK Advanced-Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units on Anglesey in Wales.

Receipt of the application by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) now triggers a rigorous 19 month programme of assessment and intervention to establish whether Horizon can demonstrate it will be in control of all safety related activities on its site.

The Site Licence Application (SLA) follows more than two years of preparation by Horizon and focuses on topics such as the suitability of the organisation, the suitability of the site and the suitability of its reactor design for use at the site. The ONR will only grant a Nuclear Site Licence (NSL) once it is satisfied that Horizon has met the 36 Licence Conditions and licensee obligations required to demonstrate it is capable and competent to install, operate and decommission a nuclear facility.  If licensed, Horizon will then be regulated by the ONR for the full lifecycle of the site from construction to decommissioning.

Anthony Webb, Safety and Licensing, Director, Horizon, said, “Today’s announcement marks a significant development in the maturity and growth of Horizon as we get ready to build and operate our lead site at Wylfa Newydd.  We already have a proven technology, aligned with experienced leadership, and we are rapidly building the wider capability and organisation to help ensure success.  Our focus will now be fully on providing the ONR with confidence in our ability to safely deliver this crucial project.”
In preparation for today’s announcement Horizon recently created a Site Licence Company Board to be chaired by Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power. Horizon also appointed experienced industry experts William Doig and Dr Ken Petrunik as independent non-executive directors to strengthen the Board’s nuclear credentials.

The nuclear site licence application comes as Horizon prepares to undertake its final stage of community consultation in the summer ahead of submitting its Development Consent Order (DCO) later this year and as its UK ABWR reactor technology progresses through the fourth and final stage of its Generic Design Assessment, on track to complete by the end of Dec 2017. 

If consent is granted, Horizon aims to receive all the necessary permissions by the end of 2018.

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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 Ltd.
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 at Wylfa Newydd 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.

Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd is the Horizon group company that submitted the Site Licence Application to the ONR.  It is a separate legal entity that, if granted a Nuclear Site Licence, will be the Site Licence Company responsible for the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd. 
 
A Nuclear Site Licence (NSL) is a licence granted by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 for the installation and operation of a nuclear reactor and will cover the full life cycle from construction to operation and through to decommissioning.  A standard set of 36 Licence Conditions is attached to each licence that requires Site Licence Companies to implement adequate arrangements to ensure compliance. Prior to a Nuclear Site Licence being granted a Site Licence Company has to demonstrate it is a suitable legal entity that is able to discharge its regulatory obligations.

For more information about the SLA package including an Overview Document that provides a summary of Horizon’s Nuclear Site Licence application please visit Horizon’s website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com
 
For more information on nuclear regulation and site licence applications, please visit the website of the Office for Nuclear Regulation at http://www.onr.org.uk/licensing.htm

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HORIZON NEWS - 14.03.2017

Blood Bikes Wales hit the road with help from Horizon

Horizon Nuclear Power has donated £1000 to Blood Bikes Wales North West, to go towards purchasing a new blood bike to transport emergency medical provisions across the region.

Blood Bikes Wales applied to Horizon’s Charitable Donations scheme for funding towards a new Triumph Sprint motorcycle, which delivers critical medical supplies, including blood, platelets and other potentially life-saving supplies to patients across North West Wales.

The charity, which relies entirely on volunteers and donations, received a £5000 donation in a will and Horizon donated the rest of the money needed. The bike has been named Gwenda, in memory of the lady who donated the money.

Emma Lampka, Blood Bikes Wales’ Chair, said: “We’re extremely grateful for Horizon’s donation.  Blood Bikes Wales is an organisation run entirely by volunteers, so donations like this go a long way to helping us achieve our goal of providing a comprehensive delivery service for the NHS in Wales.”

“The new bike is a great boost to the team, and we’re delighted to be able to offer a better service to the NHS in North West Wales and further afield.”

Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “The charitable donations scheme is designed to help local good causes, and we are pleased we can support a fantastic charity such as Blood Bikes Wales, who provide the region with an invaluable service, that potentially saves lives.”

Anybody interested in volunteering, donating or fundraising for Blood Bikes Wales – North West can find out more by visiting bloodbikeswales.org.uk, or follow them on Twitter, @bloodbikeswales and Facebook, at Blood Bikes Wales.

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 9549516 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.

• Blood Bikes Wales was formed in 2012 and has an overall goal to develop and maintain its professional “out of hours” service, to help the overstretched NHS in Wales. Along with an interim “in hours” enhancement service to the NHS in Wales and other charity partners, who need the service.

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HORIZON NEWS - 07.03.2017

Energy on the Horizon for Anglesey primary schools

Horizon Nuclear Power is holding educational sessions at local primary schools to inspire young people to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The visits to primary schools on Anglesey are part of Horizon’s Futures programme, aimed at introducing the next generation to a career in the energy sector by exploring STEM subjects and the skills and opportunities they can offer.

Horizon is running the sessions with Bangor University’s Widening Access team, which aims to reach children at a young age in order to raise aspirations and open doors to higher and further education. The Futures programme has been developed in line with the curriculum and with input from teachers.  It includes a range of activities focused on the science behind low-carbon energy including nuclear.

Claire Burgess, Education Programme Co-ordinator at Horizon Nuclear Power, said:
“The children we’ve been to visit so far have been so enthusiastic about these key subjects. It’s wonderful that they’re already taking an interest in topics that could turn into opportunities for them later in life.

“Wylfa Newydd will bring plenty of job opportunities and, through our Futures programme, we’re aiming to raise awareness of local children and young people to enable them to capitalise on such opportunities.”

You can find more information about Horizon’s Futures programme, which complements the curriculum from primary years to higher education, and access educational materials at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/futures.

You can also find a link to the Electricity and You app, aimed at 7-11 year olds to get them thinking about how they use electricity at home, this is available on Apple and Android platforms.
If you’d like Horizon to visit your school or find out more about the Futures programme you can contact community@horizonnuclearpower.com or call 0800 954 9516.

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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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