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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 - 07.12.2018

Horizon to hold last Open Surgery of 2018 on 17 December

Horizon to hold last Open Surgery of 2018 on 17 December
Local people can visit the drop in session, which takes place between 1pm and 7pm in Cemaes Village Hall, to speak to members of the Horizon team and hear about the latest news on the Wylfa Newydd Project.
 
Richard Foxhall, External Affairs Manager Wales at Horizon, said: “The last 12 months have seen us reach some of the biggest milestones for the Wylfa Newydd Project, so it’s been a very exciting year for Horizon.  From submitting our Development Consent Order (DCO) application to kickstarting a further programme of supply chain events and taking on even more apprentices, it’s been fantastic to see the project progressing so well.
 
“We’re also looking ahead to our site preparation and clearance work, which will start in the first few months of 2019 and our road improvement work which will start around the same time.  This will all mean we’re as ready as we can be for the main construction process to start.
 
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2018.  It’s been great to see so many people visiting us at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Anglesey Show, giving us feedback at our consultation events and saying hello to the team on our new community vehicle.”
 
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. 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 - 30.11.2018

Horizon gets gold at Careers Wales’ Valued Partner Awards

Horizon Nuclear Power has scooped a gold award at the Careers Wales Valued Partner Awards in Cardiff.
Careers Wales’ Valued Partner Awards recognise those companies working hardest through the organisation’s activities, events and programmes to help students prepare for their future careers.
 
By working with Careers Wales, companies can help bridge the gap between education and employment by bringing schools and businesses together to inform, inspire and motivate young people about their future career opportunities.  To do this, companies offer work placements, school visits and mock interviews to share insight and encourage an understanding of the world of work – and the options available to young people.
 
Horizon’s gold award comes as a result of the company’s extensive work with young people and schools in North Wales, both through the Education Business Exchange and the company’s own ‘Futures’ education programme.  From school visits and talks, to mock interview video training and an intensive Work Insight Week programme held in July each year, Horizon has worked hard to engage students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and broaden their understanding of a role with the nuclear and engineering sectors.
 
Claire Burgess, Horizon’s Education Programme Co-ordinator, said: “The award means a lot to us and we’re delighted with the win.  We’ve worked extensively with schools, students and our partner organisations across Anglesey and North Wales to raise awareness of the range of opportunities available if pupils are interested in pursuing STEM subjects through school.  These subjects are broad, challenging and exciting and - not only that - we’ll be looking for exactly these skills once Wylfa Newydd is operational.  It’s an exciting time to be a student, and we’re pleased to be able to help them think about their future career in creative, engaging ways.”
 
Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive, said: “The Valued Partner Award scheme is instrumental to the work Careers Wales does and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from each and every one of our Valued Partners.  We’d like to congratulate Horizon on the fantastic work the team provides for young people and schools across North Wales, which has been recognised by our gold award.”
 
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.
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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 - 29.11.2018

Former Llanddona school looks forward to a warmer future

The former Ysgol Gynradd Llanddona building will be more energy efficient and ready to welcome more local people, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.
Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall Trustees applied to Horizon for funding support to fit new heating controls and provide better loft insultation, increasing the energy efficiency of the building.  The donation also enabled the team to buy decorating materials, personal protective equipment (PPE) and a work platform, so volunteers can brighten up the inside of the building with a lick of paint.
 
Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall is a charitable trust that provides a range of events and facilities for local people.  The group holds many events in the village hall, but decided to relocate its activities to Ysgol Gynradd Llanddona, so the community could access better facilities.  The school building will be a thriving venue for many community groups, including Young Farmers, Côr Cymuned, local produce markets and public meetings. 
 
Jean Matthews, Vice-Chair of Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall, said: “We’ve been fundraising for a few years and raised enough money to buy and improve the former village school but, unfortunately, the old hall was so cold and damp that some classes had to stop.
 
“We’re so grateful for Horizon’s donation, which will allow us to start up these classes again once the new building has reached a suitable standard.  We hope the work will be completed in early spring – our team of volunteers are keen to get started and are already on standby!”
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We’re pleased that our donation will help Neuadd Bentref Llanddona Village Hall Trustees to improve the energy efficiency of the former school and host even more classes for the local community.  It plays such an important role in Llanddona and we’re glad to help them continue their good work.”
 
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.

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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 - 22.11.2018

Croeso: Horizon appoints new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator

Horizon has today announced the appointment of a new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator to the Wylfa Newydd team.
Tesni Hughes joins Horizon this month and will be responsible for driving Horizon’s commitment to protecting and enhancing Welsh language and culture through the Wylfa Newydd project. Working with Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Gwynedd Council, and local groups such as Ffermwyr Ifanc and Sioe Môn, Tesni will build on Horizon’s work to identify ways to grow awareness of the importance of language and culture in the area.
 
A native Welsh speaker from Caernarfon, Tesni has more than ten years’ experience in community outreach projects across Wales, including managing campaigns for Menter Iaith and working with Gwynedd Council and BBC Radio Cymru.
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We’re committed to playing an important role in enhancing Welsh language and culture through the Wylfa Newydd project. For many years we’ve played a role in the local community – whether that’s through continued sponsorship of the National Eisteddfod of Wales or supporting local groups and organisations – and we intend to go beyond that, highlighting that cutting-edge industries aren’t just part of our history, but part of our future too.
 
“Tesni is a great addition to the team and will help us deliver on our commitments to the community – from looking at how we immerse our future workforce in language and culture to how we can deliver a long-term positive legacy to Ynys Môn.”
 
Tesni Hughes – Horizon’s new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator said: “Wylfa Newydd is great news for Anglesey, and a huge opportunity to bring a wide range of economic and social benefits to local communities – from high quality employment to supporting suppliers and businesses. But it’s important that we recognise the changes the Project may also bring about. My work will focus on setting a gold standard for Welsh language and culture at Horizon, bringing together local groups, organisations and our own people to understand their priorities and work together to meet our commitments. It’s an exciting role, and one that will help further drive our work in the community.”
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and 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.
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For more information contact:
 
Claire Loveday – 07717 300379 or claire.loveday@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 - 16.11.2018

Beyond the book - Cemaes Library to become a community hub

Cemaes Library will be transformed into a community hub, thanks to help from local businesses and organisations, including Horizon Nuclear Power.
Through Horizon’s Community Investment Scheme, Cemaes Library has secured a grant that not only safeguards its future but improves facilities and access for the community.  While the grant will allow the library to keep its shelves full of the latest Welsh and English novels, it will also fund new computers and help improve IT skills.
 
The library will also be introducing a new science information point, so people can learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) – including the history of Wylfa and nuclear power in the region.
 
Councillor Aled Morris-Jones, secretary of Friends of Cemaes Library, and Isle of Anglesey County Council ward member for Twrcelyn, said: “Libraries provide a vital community service.  Whether you’re interested in local history, art, or just have a passion for reading, access to such facilities is vital for places like Cemaes.
 
“When the library was shortlisted for closure, we saw a real effort from local people to keep it open and secure its future.  We’re extremely grateful that Horizon, Magnox and Llanbadrig Community Council were able to help us keep the doors open while improving facilities and providing more resources for the people it serves.”
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director of Operational Development at Horizon, said: “We believe supporting local facilities makes the area better for us all, so we were pleased to be able to help Cemaes Library not only stay open, but also expand its remit.
 
“For areas like Cemaes, having a place available for people and groups to use for learning, skills development, or sharing ideas is vital for community life.  We’re glad the local community will be able to continue to use the space, instead of having to travel elsewhere to access such facilities.”
 
To find out about Cemaes Library and its opening times, visit www.anglesey.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/libraries-my-local-library/cemaes-library.
 
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.
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For more information contact:
 
Claire Loveday – 07717 300379 or claire.loveday@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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