News Archive 2014

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Horizon Nuclear Power has announced that it will restart monthly Open Surgeries, beginning on Monday 15 December at Cemaes Village Hall from 1pm to 7pm.

Following 10 weeks of community consultation, Horizon is resuming ‘business as usual’ activities in the community, including holding monthly Open Surgeries. These are to give people the opportunity to ask further questions about the Wylfa Newydd Project from the team in an informal environment.

Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said; “The recent community consultation was a milestone for Horizon and we’ve been really pleased by the interest shown in the project and the feedback we’ve received. While we analyse and consider this feedback in detail, it’s very important that we remain accessible to local people and our Open Surgeries will continue to provide opportunities for people to come and meet the team and give us feedback about the project.”

Horizon’s first phase of community consultation closed on 8 December. More than 35 events, information points and drop-in sessions were held across Anglesey and North Wales, with more than 800 people having their say on the proposals for Wylfa Newydd. This will be followed as a series of targeted consultation events next year and a second phase of community consultation in a year’s time.

For more information about Horizon’s plans for Wylfa Newydd, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com. If you’d like to get in touch, please call the Wylfa Newydd Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email 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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation.
  • Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

"We’re very grateful for the amount of interest and engagement by the communities of Anglesey and North Wales in our first stage of consultation. We’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to get involved.

“We’ve received a great deal of support for the project and a range of issues have been raised.  Formal responses to the issues raised will be published as part of our Interim Consultation report in 2015, alongside an explanation of how we’ve used the comments to develop our Wylfa Newydd proposals.

“We are particularly grateful for the detailed and clear feedback we’ve received from Isle of Anglesey County Council, the time taken to prepare its response, and indeed the effort involved in developing the planning framework more generally through the establishment of Supplementary Planning Guidance.

“We are, of course, disappointed not to have received a more positive response from IACC. However this is the beginning, not the end, of the consultation process and this is what the process was designed for.  The robust feedback will allow us to tackle these issues and develop more comprehensive plans through the constructive relationship we have with IACC.

“We are already responding by increasing our engagement with IACC and in the community. We’re already planning a series of targeted consultations during the course of 2015 relating to specific aspects of associated development, and we will provide greater detail of our proposals as soon as it’s available. 

“Horizon is resolute in its commitment to delivering major benefits and minimising the impacts of our project on communities in Anglesey.   We already provide support to Welsh language projects, invest in local apprenticeships, utilise local companies and recruit local staff and we will work hard to make sure this genuine commitment is reflected in our future proposals and activities as we build our presence on Anglesey.”

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Notes to Editors

As well as seeking to identify long term opportunities, Horizon is already working with the community on a number of important projects:

  • A joint Welsh Government / Energy Island Programme / Horizon programme to ready local businesses from the Island and North Wales prepare for the opportunities the project brings
  • Investing tens of thousands in near-term Welsh language projects whilst undertaking the longer term Welsh language Impact Assessment, the scoping report for which was published alongside our consultation
  • Significant financial support for Cwmni Prentis Menai over the last four years - £360,000 investment, and an increase in education engagement to provide support for schools in STEM subject teaching and related career opportunities
  • Working with Isle of Anglesey County Council to develop the Housing Hub – a body intended to assess available accommodation and help manage demands for housing, to the benefit of the community
  • More than 50 contracts already let with local companies
  • In 2015 Horizon expects to have more information available on the detailed construction schedule and approach, both of which are very important in establishing the timing of workforce numbers, construction activities and opportunities for local companies.

For further information please contact:
Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
Ben.Russell@Horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has signed an agreement with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) which paves the way for it to begin purchasing major equipment for its Wylfa Newydd development.

Certain parts of the new nuclear reactor and associated technologies are designated as \'Long Lead Items\' (LLIs) as they take a significant amount of time to manufacture and are needed early in the construction phase. They therefore need to be ordered well in advance of nuclear construction beginning on site and in order for Wylfa Newydd to start generating in the first half of the 2020s.

To enable this process to begin Horizon has signed a Deed with ONR to give the regulator oversight of Horizon‟s procurement activities for the LLIs, which includes the reactor pressure vessels, in advance of Horizon applying for a full Nuclear Site Licence at Wylfa.

Janet Wilson, Licensing and Permitting Director at Horizon said: “This is a significant milestone for Horizon as it marks another step in our journey towards becoming a Nuclear Site Licensee and the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd. The Deed is a sign of how we have grown and developed as an organisation over the last few years and we look forward to strengthening our working relationship with the ONR still further as our project advances.”

Under the Deed, Horizon will inform ONR of its schedule for procurement and make documents, activities, and premises relating to the procurement of LLIs available for inspection. Horizon will also work with the regulator to ensure that all procurement activities for the LLIs are in compliance with the ONR\'s standard licence conditions.

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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 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.

For further information please contact:
Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
Ben.Russell@Horizonnuclearpower.com

More than 400 people from Anglesey and North West Wales have so far attended public exhibitions about the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station. People wanting to have their say on the plans for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey have just six weeks left to take part in the community consultation, with Horizon Nuclear Power starting its next round of public exhibitions later this week.

The final round of events in this initial period of community consultation for Wylfa Newydd will take place in Menai Bridge, Llandudno, Caernarfon, Bangor, the Wylfa Sport and Social Club and Amlwch.

The consultation, which began on 29 September and closes on 8 December, is the first major step in the planning process for the development of Wylfa Newydd and offers people the opportunity to view proposals for the Wylfa Newydd Project and formally give their feedback. A second phase of consultation will follow and the final planning application is scheduled for 2017.
Horizon is holding a series of public exhibitions and drop-in events at a variety of locations across Anglesey and North Wales, where people can view the consultation documents and supporting material, talk to members of the Horizon team and submit feedback. So far, these events have been attended by over 400 people.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, said: “I’d like to thank the hundreds of people who have already taken time to attend one of our events or send us their feedback, your views count and we would encourage everyone in the community to get involved.

“The Wylfa Newydd Project will create opportunities for communities, inspire young people and boost local businesses for many decades. The feedback we receive now could really influence how we develop our plans.”

The next phase of public exhibitions will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday 29th October
War Memorial Community Centre, Water Street, Menai Bridge
2pm - 8pm

Thursday 30th October
Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St, Llandudno
2pm - 8pm

Friday 31st October
Celtic Royal Hotel, Bangor Street, Caernarfon
2pm - 8pm

Saturday 1st November
Penrhyn Hall, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor
10am – 3pm

Thursday 20th November
Wylfa Sports and Social Club, Cemaes Bay
2pm - 8pm

Friday 21st November
Amlwch Agewell Centre, Memorial Hall, 18 Market Street, Amlwch
2pm - 8pm

More information about the Wylfa Newydd Project and how you can share your feedback is available on the dedicated consultation website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.

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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 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.
  • Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a construction workforce of around 4,000, peaking at 8,500 for a short period.
  • Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
  • The public consultation, known as the Pre-Application Consultation, forms part of Horizon’s planning application for the power station under the Development Consent Order process which is in place for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. More detail on the process can be found here: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/
     

For further information please contact:
Ben Russell
07580 948106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com
Richard Foxhall
07807 769265
richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has announced three new appointments to its Board of Directors.

Dr Timothy Stone CBE, Expert Non-Executive Member for the Board of the European Investment Bank and Non-Executive Director for the Anglian Water Group; Mr Masahide Tanigaki, Advisor to CEO for Hitachi Ltd., Chairman of the Board for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd; and Mr Katsumi Nagasawa, Vice President and Executive Officer for Hitachi Ltd. and President and CEO of Power Systems Company, have joined the Board as Non-Executive Directors of Horizon Nuclear Power.

The three new appointees join Chairman of the Board, Mr Masaharu Hanyu, Chief Executive of Hitachi’s Nuclear Power Systems Business in Europe; Sir Stephen Gomersall, Deputy Chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd.; Mr Duncan Hawthorne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power and Mr Sanghoon Lee, General Manager, Finance, Nuclear Power Group, Hitachi Europe Ltd. on the Board of Directors. Mr Nagasawa replaces Mr Tatsuro Ishizuka, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO, Power Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

Mr Masaharu Hanyu, Chairman of the Horizon Board said: “To have three such senior figures join the Board is extremely positive for Horizon and I look forward to working with them on this crucial project. They will bring a combined wealth of expertise and experience from the UK and Japanese nuclear sectors and will provide essential support and guidance to the company as it continues to grow and move forward.”

The appointments come as Horizon is undertaking a 10-week period of public consultation on its new build plans at its lead site, Wylfa Newydd. The consultation is the first major step in the planning process for the development and will cover all aspects of Horizon’s proposals, taking in everything from construction, to transport, to how the proposals might affect the Welsh language and the economy of the region: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation

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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 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.
  •  Dr Timothy Stone CBE is an Expert Non-Executive member of the Board of the European Investment Bank and is a Non-Executive Director of the Anglian Water Group. He advises a number of foreign governments as well as global nuclear businesses on their developing nuclear programs. Until March 2013 he was the Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development in DECC and the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change.
  • Masahide Tanigaki has been with Hitachi Ltd. since 1975 and is the Chairman of the Board for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. Until April 2014 he was the Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer at Hitachi Ltd. and Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Corporate Sales and Marketing Group at Hitachi Ltd.
  • Katsumi Nagasawa joined Hitachi Ltd. in 1980 and is Vice President and Executive Officer for Hitachi Ltd. and President and CEO of Power Systems Company. From April 2012 until April 2014 he was General Manager of Hitachi Works, Power Systems Company.
  • For further information please contact:
    Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
    ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has today welcomed the announcement from the European Commission which helps clears the way for EDF’s new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.

Following an inquiry and consultation by the Commission into the terms of EDF‟s Investment Contract with the UK Government, the Commission has ruled that the modified Contract is compatible with European Union State Aid rules. A separate inquiry will be undertaken if and when Horizon secures its own „Contract for Difference‟ with the UK Government.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon said: “This ruling is a huge boost for the UK nuclear new build programme which demonstrates the robustness of the model the UK Government has put in place to bring forward low carbon investment and underlines the attractiveness of the UK market for new nuclear. As the next UK developer in line, we take great confidence from the decision.”

“We look forward to working with all parties, including the UK Government, as we continue to make strong progress towards delivering new clean, secure and affordable electricity for the UK.”

The decision comes as Horizon is undertaking a 10-week period of public consultation on its new build plans at its lead site, Wylfa Newydd. The consultation is the first major step in the planning process for the development and will cover all aspects of Horizon‟s proposals, taking in everything from construction, to transport, to how the proposals might affect the Welsh language and the economy of the region: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation


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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 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.

For further information please contact:
Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com

People across North Wales will have the chance to have their say on Horizon Nuclear Power’s proposed new nuclear power station on Anglesey, Wylfa Newydd, as ten weeks of consultation gets underway today.

The consultation is the first major step in the planning process for the development and will cover all aspects of Horizon’s proposals, taking in everything from construction to transport to how it might affect the Welsh language and the economy of the region. People will have the chance to input their views at public exhibitions and drop-in events across the island and North-West Wales, as well as through a dedicated website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.

The power station, which is proposed to begin generation in the first half of the 2020s, will bring billions of pounds of investment and thousands of jobs to the region during the construction phase. Once electricity generation begins up to 1000 people will be employed at the site, providing long-term, high-quality jobs for people from the local community.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, said: “This is a big step forward for a project that will contribute to the future prosperity of North Wales for many years to come. Not only will it provide direct job opportunities, it will also build and support an extensive local supply chain and inspire the region’s young people.”

He continued: “We are really keen that everyone gets involved in our consultation and lets us know what they think of our proposals. Between now and early December we’ll be out and about talking to people across the region and this feedback will help us develop our plans further.”

A wide range of information about Horizon’s proposals will be on display at a series of public exhibitions. Dates and venues are:

 

Date

Venue

Time

Friday 3rd October

Cemaes Village Hall, High Street, Cemaes

2pm - 8pm

Wednesday 8th October

Llanfachraeth Village Hall, Llanfachraeth

2pm - 8pm

Thursday 9th October

Ucheldre Centre, Mill Bank, Holyhead

2pm - 8pm

Friday 10th October

Rhosneigr Library, High Street, Rhosneigr

2pm - 8pm

Saturday 11th October

The Coach House, The Bull Hotel, Bulkely Square, Llangefni

10am3pm

Wednesday 29th October

War Memorial Community Centre, Water Street, Menai Bridge

2pm - 8pm

Thursday 30th October

Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St, Llandudno

2pm - 8pm

Friday 31st October

Celtic Royal Hotel, Bangor Street, Caernarfon

2pm - 8pm

Saturday 1st November

Penrhyn Hall, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor

10am3pm

Thursday 20th November

Wylfa Sports and Social Club, Tyn y Maes, Cemaes Bay

2pm - 8pm

Friday 21st November

Amlwch Agewell Centre, Memorial Hall, 18 Market Street, Amlwch

2pm - 8pm

To find out more, visit the website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation where you will find all the information you need to take part. You can view information about different aspects of the project, download more detailed technical documents, get details of all the events we’ll be holding across the region and complete an online feedback form.

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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 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.
  • Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a construction workforce of around 4,000, peaking at 8,500 for a short period.
  • Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
  • The public consultation, known as the Pre-Application Consultation, forms part of Horizon’s planning application for the power station under the Development Consent Order process which is in place for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. More detail on the process can be found here: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/
  • For further information please contact:
  • Ben Russell on 07580 948106
    Ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com
  • Richard Foxhall on 07807 769265
    richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

A programme to help businesses in North Wales prepare for the opportunities offered by Horizon Nuclear Power’s Wylfa Newydd new nuclear development has been launched today.

The sessions will initially be targeted at the civil building and construction sectors, but with an intention to roll it out to other sectors in line with the wide-ranging opportunities that the Wylfa Newydd project offers.

Developed in partnership between the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Energy Island Programme (EIP), Horizon Nuclear Power and Welsh Government, the initial pilot programme will offer a series of interactive learning and engagement sessions with local and regional businesses around topics ranging from how to get ready to tender for nuclear contracts to security requirements.

Welcoming the programme’s launch, Leader of Isle of Anglesey County Council, Councillor Ieuan Williams said: “Utilising the local supply chain is of huge importance to both the development and to the local economy, and we welcome the partnership approach being taken to support local businesses. The work done by the programme will position North Wales companies to capitalise on future opportunities in the Low Carbon Energy Sector here in Anglesey and beyond.”

Tim Eaton, Commercial Director at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “A project on this scale presents big opportunities for local businesses who can demonstrate that they have what it takes to deliver in the nuclear sector. This programme will help any interested company to meet the standards and quality needed to compete for work, and is a clear demonstration that we are determined to see the benefits from our project flow into the local and regional economy.” 
The programme was welcomed by Economy Minister Edwina Hart, who said:
“I am extremely pleased that Welsh Government, working in partnership with Horizon Nuclear Power and Energy Island have started to work together to equip the local supply chain with a better understanding of the expected standards and requirements.  We look forward to hearing the results of this pilot and developing further programmes as the project develops and moves forward.  The Wylfa Newydd project is the largest project for Wales, and we want to maximise every opportunity for Welsh businesses to benefit.

Alongside EIP, Horizon and Welsh Government, the delivery associates for the programme will include Business Wales, Construction Futures Wales, Construction Industry Training Board, the Nuclear Industry Association and National Skills Academy Nuclear.

Businesses can register their interest online at http://bit.ly/HorizonEvents  The programme is open to all businesses with a facility or office location with an LL and CH postcode within Wales as a priority.
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 For more details please contact:

Gethin Jones- gethinjones@ynysmon.gov.uk or 01248 752130

Richard Foxhall - richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com  or 07807 769265

Matthew Pritchard - matthew.pritchard@wales.gsi.gov.uk or 029 2089 8554

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Energy Island Programme

  • The Isle of Anglesey County Council\\\\\\\'s Energy Island Programme was officially launched in 2010. The Energy Island concept is a key priority for the County Council, as it works closely with both the private sector and key stakeholders, as a means of protecting and developing the Island’s economy.
  • The Programme aims to put Anglesey at the forefront of energy research and development, production and servicing by working pro-actively with partners in developing and promoting the benefits and opportunities linked to low carbon energy developments.
  • The Energy Island Programme has no statutory or regulatory powers and acts independently of all IACC policy and consenting procedures and community benefit contributions negotiations and decision making.

Horizon Nuclear Power

  •  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.
  • 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.
  • Horizon’s development at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation.
  •  Horizon starts its first phase of community consultation on its plans for the Wylfa Newydd project at the end of September. This will be an opportunity for local people to find out more about the draft proposals and offer their feedback.
  •  Visit the website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com


 

Horizon Nuclear Power has today set out how people can have their say on its nuclear new build plans, paving the way for 10 weeks of consultation on the proposed multi-billion pound Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey.

Horizon will launch its first phase of public consultation on Monday 29 September, and has today published its Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) which outlines what is being consulted on, how people can get involved, and how people will be able to have their say on the draft proposals.

The consultation is a major step in the planning process and is the first time people will be able to view Horizon’s proposals for Wylfa Newydd in detail. People will be able to access information online, at a series of public exhibitions and at libraries across North Wales and Anglesey. More information on the consultation will be available from 29 September www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, said: “It is crucial that people have the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area, and for Wales and the UK more widely.

“Our SOCC sets out our commitment to consultation and has been developed with support and input from the Isle of Anglesey County Council to ensure it meets the needs of local community. It outlines our approach to consultation and how people will be able to get involved and have their say on Wylfa Newydd.”

The SOCC is available on Horizon’s website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com and at libraries across the region. For more information, you can contact Horizon via the Wylfa Newydd freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516, via email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.


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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 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.Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com.
  • The public consultation, known as the Pre-Application Consultation, forms part of Horizon’s planning application for the power station under the Development Consent Order process which is in place for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. More detail on the process can be found here: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/.
  • For further information please contact:

Ben Russell on 07580948106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com
Or
Richard Foxhall on 07807769265
richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com 

Horizon Nuclear Power has further strengthened its growing team at Wylfa Newydd with the appointment of five new local members of staff.

The latest recruits include an Education Programme Co-ordinator, who will help support the development of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills amongst local young people, as well as key appointments in safety, security, and project development.

A qualified teacher, Claire Burgess will take up the education post following ten years with Gyrfa Cymru/Careers Wales.
Claire’s former role as Regional Skills & Employment STEM Project Co-ordinator saw her delivering programmes with education providers and employers to identify opportunities for joint working and raising awareness of STEM-related career opportunities.

Her new role is to develop Horizon’s schools engagement programme, with a focus on working with primary and secondary schools.

Commenting on her appointment, Claire explained: “It’s a great time to be joining the Horizon team as it expands and grows. I’m excited to have the opportunity to develop a programme that will enthuse young people about STEM subjects and encourage them to develop the skills they need to get involved in the engineering, science and energy sectors, including exciting projects such as Wylfa Newydd. ”

Horizon also announced today the appointments of Eira Owen, who joins Horizon from Magnox as the Site Security Lead (Assurance and Safety), Dylan Williams, who will be the new Health and Safety Advisor at site, Steve Roberts, who joins the team as Environment Consultant and Richard Roberts, as a Project Developer.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing further appointments and welcoming new faces to our rapidly expanding Wylfa Newydd-based office team.

“All five are highly qualified and experienced and live in the local area, a testament to the skills and expertise across Anglesey and North Wales. We’re continuing to expand our site-based workforce and I look forward to announcing more new jobs based on Anglesey in the coming weeks and months.”

Horizon starts its first phase of community consultation on its plans for the Wylfa Newydd Project at the end of September. This will be an opportunity for local people to find out more about the proposals and offer their feedback.

For more information about Horizon’s plans for the Wylfa Newydd Project, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com. If you’d like to get in touch, please call the Wylfa Newydd freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email 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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation.

 Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has announced that its next Open Surgery will be held at Cemaes Village Hall on Monday 15th September and will run from 1pm to 7pm.

Horizon’s monthly Open Surgery - a part of the project’s community outreach since 2010 - gives people the opportunity to find out more about the Wylfa Newydd Project from the project team in an informal environment.

Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said; “There’s always a lot of interest in the project and as we get closer to consultation, we’re expecting people to have lots of questions. Our Open Surgeries allow people to drop in and ask us about the project. There’s no need to make an appointment and we’ll always do our best to help answer your questions.”

Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd project will be moving into the first phase of community consultation at the end of September, which will be the first time Horizon shares its draft proposals for the station and its associated development. Open Surgeries provide an opportunity to find out more about how these proposals are developing and speak to key members of the Horizon team.

For more information about Horizon’s plans for Wylfa Newydd, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com. If you’d like to get in touch, please call the Wylfa Newydd Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email 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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation.
• Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

Bangor-based Corvus Security Ltd. has been awarded the contract to manage and maintain Horizon Nuclear Power’s Wylfa Newydd site office, making them the latest in a number of local businesses to win work on the multi-billion pound project.

Under the contract, Corvus will provide total facilities management support at the Anglesey site office and will work with other local suppliers, including Anglesey-based Grays Waste Management Ltd, who will provide waste management and recycling services. Over 50 contracts have now been awarded to local companies, including work on the recent multi-million pound ground investigation programme at the site.

Daron Hodges, Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd Site Manager, said: “Corvus’ appointment is a further demonstration of the opportunities our project presents for local suppliers. We are pleased to welcome them into the team, drawing on their knowledge, experience and contacts with businesses in the area to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.”
Andrew Butterfield, Managing Director at Corvus said; “This is a great opportunity for us and we are delighted to have won work on such a large-scale development. We are looking forward to working with both Horizon and our local contractors to play our part in delivering a successful project.”

Businesses wanting to highlight their services or express an interest in keeping updated on potential opportunities for the Wylfa Newydd project are invited to complete the Horizon supplier registration form found at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/supplier-registration.

Local businesses are also encouraged to register on the Sell2Wales portal, an existing Welsh Government business portal. www.sell2wales.go.uk
 

To find out more about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com
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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 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.
  •  Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a peak construction workforce of around 6,000.

Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

For further information please contact:
Richard Foxhall on 07807769265
richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold its August Open Surgery at the village hall, Cemaes on Monday 18 August from 1pm to 7pm.

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold its August Open Surgery at the village hall, Cemaes on Monday 18 August from 1pm to 7pm.

Following Horizon’s largest presence to date at the Anglesey Show, the event will give local people a further opportunity to meet members of the project development team and find out more about the Wylfa Newydd project.

Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager for Horizon, said: “There is an increasing level of interest in the Wylfa newydd project as momentum builds, and our Open Surgeries are an ideal way to give local people opportunities to meet with our team and discuss our project in more detail.

“Our first stage of formal community consultation isn’t that far away now, so if you’d like to find out more about the project, please call in to one of the Surgeries. You don’t need to make an appointment.”

Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd project will be moving into the first phase of formal consultation in the Autumn, which will be the first time Horizon shares its draft proposals for the station and its associated developments. Open Surgeries offer an opportunity to find out more about how these proposals are developing and speak to key members of the Horizon team.

For more information about Horizon’s plans for Wylfa Newydd, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com. If you’d like to get in touch, please call the Wylfa Newydd Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon is currently recruiting. For more information and details of how to apply, please visit: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/careers

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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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, and is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, with many more during the peak construction phase.

• Horizon will publish its Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) in early September, ahead of the first stage of community consultation, which will start at the end of September and run for 10 weeks.

• The SoCC will explain the purpose of the consultation, how people can obtain information and take part in the process, and will detail the consultation event dates and venues.


Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power is to assess the potential impacts on the Welsh Language as part of the proposed Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station on Anglesey.

Although a Language Impact Assessment is not a statutory requirement for current energy planning applications, Horizon fully recognises the importance of the Welsh language and culture (which is reflected in the Isle of Anglesey County Council's New Nuclear Build Supplementary Planning Guidance) and has commissioned the study in order to identify any positive or potentially negative effects on the Welsh Language and, if needed, appropriate measures for mitigation and improvement.

The Welsh Language Impact Assessment Report, commissioned by Horizon, will be prepared by an independent company, Cadnant Planning Ltd, with guidance on the assessment process being provided by a Steering Group made up of representatives from Isle of Anglesey County Council, Anglesey’s Welsh Language Forum, Gwynedd Council, and Menter Môn.

Representatives of the Welsh Language Commissioner and the Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Division act as observers to the work of the Steering Group and provide advice when appropriate, but are not Steering Group members. In addition, it is proposed that a government Welsh language specialist is seconded into the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Energy Island Programme in order to support, offer guidance and provide expert advice to the team conducting the technical aspects associated with the Welsh Language Impact Assessment process.

The draft Welsh Language Impact Assessment Scoping Report will be consulted upon with key stakeholders at the same time as the first stage of formal public consultation for the Wylfa Newydd project, scheduled for late September this year.

Isle of Anglesey County Council Leader, Cllr Ieuan Williams, said, “I am committed to ensuring that the Welsh language thrives as a result of proposed new nuclear build. The secondment of a Welsh language specialist into our Energy Island Programme team will provide the expertise needed to achieve this as the Wylfa Newydd project gains further momentum.”

Director of the Energy Island Programme, Dr John Idris Jones added: “I, naturally, warmly welcome this important new role into the team, which will help support our aim of safeguarding and enhancing the future sustainability of Anglesey and our Welsh communities.”

The Welsh Language Impact Assessment Group will be chaired independently by Bethan Jones Parry, a freelance communications consultant, broadcaster and journalist.

She said: “The steering group has met to discuss the next steps of the Language Impact Assessment. We are currently at the very beginning of this process and an important part of our work will involve early and active engagement with key stakeholders and local communities.

“The assessment process will identify the potential effects – both positive and negative – of Wylfa Newydd, its ancillary facilities, workers’ accommodation and other associated works on the Welsh Language and the local communities within the study area.”

“The group is currently reviewing a Scoping Report for the Assessment which sets out the methodology and identifies the potential effects on the Welsh Language and the communities which the assessment will address as well as possible mitigation measures.”

“Constructive suggestions in mitigation of any potential negative effects will be made and opportunities to maximise beneficial effects will be identified in the Language Impact Assessment.”

“This is a balanced, transparent process which will be used to help inform the development of the Wylfa Newydd project and decision-making. The process will not make decisions in relation to the development.”

The Scoping Report will be made available on Horizon Nuclear Power’s website at the end of September this year, while the full and final Language Impact Assessment report will form a part of the application for development consent for the Power Station.

More information about Horizon’s plans and current job vacancies can be found on its website - www.horizonnuclearpower.com–and the project team can be contacted via a Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or by email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

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For more information contact:

Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Saranne Postans – 07580 948120 or Saranne.postans@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 Wylfa Newydd development will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, and a peak workforce up to 6000 during the peak construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project
  • Horizon will publish its Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) in early September, ahead of the first stage of community consultation, which will start at the end of September and run for 10 weeks.
  • The SoCC will explain the purpose of the consultation, how people can obtain information and take part in the process, and will detail the consultation event dates and venues. 

Horizon Nuclear Power has today welcomed the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s adoption of new Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) for Nuclear New Build at Wylfa.

 
The SPG sets out the Council’s vision and objectives associated with any planning applications relating to Wylfa Newydd in the future. The guidance will allow Isle of Anglesey County Council planners to make sound decisions relating to the new nuclear build project and its supporting infrastructure requirements.
 
Kieran Somers, Head of Planning at Horizon, said: “The Council’s adoption of the SPG is another positive step forward for Wylfa Newydd and will provide the framework within which the far-reaching benefits our development will bring to Anglesey and North Wales can be delivered. We welcome the Council’s decision and the establishment of a robust and transparent planning process for our future applications.”
 
While consent for the Wylfa Newydd power station is determined centrally by UK Government, enabling works and other associated developments linked to the power station – such as a logistics centre, park and ride facilities and workers’ accommodation – will be determined locally by Isle of Anglesey County Council.
 
More information about the SPG can be found by visiting the Isle of Anglesey County Council website. To find out more about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
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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 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.
  • Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a peak construction workforce of around 6,000.
Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
 
For further information please contact:
Richard Foxhall on 07807769265

Horizon Nuclear Power has today welcomed the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change’s positive draft decision regarding its chosen reactor technology, the Hitachi-GE UK ABWR.

The Secretary of State has provisionally concluded that use of the technology is Justified and that the benefits offered in terms of security of supply, carbon reduction and economic activity clearly outweigh any potential disadvantages. The draft decision has been made as part of the Regulatory Justification process, which is a legal requirement for new nuclear technology and is designed to ensure that the benefits to society of the UK ABWR outweigh any potential radiological health detriments.

Horizon Chief Operating Officer, Alan Raymant said: “This is an important step forward and we welcome the positive draft decision by the Secretary of State.”

“Alongside the good progress being made by our lead contractor Hitachi-GE on the Generic Design Assessment of the UK ABWR, it clearly demonstrates the strengths of our chosen technology and the wider benefits our multi-billion pound project will bring.”

The Regulatory Justification application was made by the Nuclear Industry Association in December 2013 with the support of Horizon and Hitachi-GE. The draft decision is now subject to a period of public consultation which will run until October and follows a previous round of consultation which was undertaken earlier this year.

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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 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.
  •  Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a peak construction workforce of around 6,000.
  • For more information on the UK ABWR reactor, please visit the Hitachi-GE, Ltd. website at www.hitachi-hgne-uk-abwr.co.uk
  • The Secretary of State’s draft decision and details on the consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-secretary-of-states-proposed-decision-as-justifying-authority-on-the-regulatory-justification-of-the-uk-advanced-boiling-water-re
  •  As well as final approval under the Justification process, Horizon will also require a range of other regulatory and statutory approvals, including those relating to safety, environmental and planning consents before it can proceed with its projects at Wylfa Newydd and Oldbury
     

For further information please contact:
Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold two Open Surgeries this month at the Town Hall, Amlwch on Monday 14 July and The Bull Hotel, Llangefni on Monday 21 July. Both events run from 1pm to 7pm.

The events will give people in Amlwch and Llangefni the opportunity to meet members of the project development team and find out more about the Wylfa Newydd project.

Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager for Horizon, said: “As momentum on the project really begins to build, we wanted to give local people opportunities to meet with our team and discuss our project in more detail.

“With our first stage of community consultation just around the corner, we’re eager to talk with as many local people as possible. If you’d you like to find out more about the project, please call in to one of the Surgeries. You don’t need to make an appointment.”

Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd project will be moving into the first phase of formal consultation later this year, which will be the first time Horizon shares its draft proposals for the station and its associated developments. Open Surgeries offer an opportunity to find out more about how these proposals are developing and speak to key members of the Horizon team.

For more information about Horizon’s plans for Wylfa Newydd, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com. If you’d like to get in touch, please call the Wylfa Newydd Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon will shortly be advertising for two Wylfa-based project engineers. For more information and details of how to apply, please visit: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/careers

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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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, and up to 6000 during the peak construction phase.

Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai to support the future provision of skills and training programmes across Anglesey and North Wales, and announced a further £90,000 of funding for the successful Cwmni Prentis Menai apprenticeship scheme.

The agreement with Grŵp Llandrillo MenaiColeg Menai, Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor – marks the beginning of a formal commitment between the Grŵp and Horizon to develop training programmes to equip the future Wylfa Newydd workforce with the skills it needs.

Under the new agreement, Horizon will consult with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai on its training and skills requirements. This will include the development of joint skills training initiatives to provide development to the local and regional workforce. It will also pave the way for outreach programmes with primary and secondary schools across Anglesey, encouraging students to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and access careers or training opportunities in the energy industry.

Mark Tippett, Horizon’s Learning and Development Manager said: “This agreement further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the people of Anglesey and North Wales are able to take full advantage of the jobs and business opportunities our project will create in the short, medium and long term.

“We’re really proud of the apprentices that have already graduated from the Cwmni Prentis Menai Apprenticeship Scheme, and we look forward to continuing our support to enable young people to realise their ambitions.”

Glyn Jones, Chief Executive of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, added: “This is a significant milestone in the relationship between the Grŵp and Horizon. It is a statement of our mutual positive intent as we go forwards. We have been working closely together for some time in several areas including planning complex programmes of training which will be required for the proposed major developments in the energy sector.

“We have now reached the point at which we need to formalise our relationship in order to set out clearly what our responsibilities are and thus ensure the success of the projects. This Memorandum of Understanding will reinforce our ability to work closely together on building the vast range of skills that will be imperative for success. 

“As partners, we will also be working closely with our communities to ensure that they understand what exceptional opportunities will be available for individuals, schools and companies.”

Horizon’s existing relationship with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has already seen it commit £270,000 to the Cwmni Prentis Menai Apprenticeship Scheme over the last three years. The relationship has also seen Horizon’s parent company Hitachi loan three brand new, heavy earth-moving machines to Coleg Menai’s purpose-built, Heavy Plant Training Centre, helping to ensure an effective local supply chain is ready to be employed for the major infrastructure projects being proposed for Anglesey in coming years.

“As part of this initiative, I’m also very pleased to announce a further investment of £90,000 to the Cwmni Prentis Menai scheme for the coming twelve months – the fourth year we have provided financial support to this programme,” added Mark Tippett. “We will continue to support the scheme ahead of launching our own Horizon apprenticeship scheme within the next two years.”

Glyn Jones finished: “It is fantastic news for the Grŵp to hear that Horizon are continuing to support our ongoing work on the Cwmni Prentis Menai scheme, with Horizon’s confirmation of a further investment of £90,000 for the coming year.  This is great news for the apprentices and, going forwards, it is sure to have positive repercussions for the region’s economy.”

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For more information contact:

Horizon Nuclear Power: Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or
richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai: Carol Sarreti - 07517 486776 or
sarret1c@gllm.ac.uk

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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, with a peak workforce of about 6000 during the construction phase. Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
  •  Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai offers a range of qualifications in a wide range of subjects and formats including Construction, Engineering and Heavy Plant Training.
  • For more information, visit the courses section of the website at www.gllm..ac.uk/courses or contact the course advice line on 01248 383333.

We welcome the announcement today confirming the investment by Toshiba Westinghouse in NuGen.

Following on from Hitachi's acquisition of Horizon in 2012, it is further confirmation of the positive investment climate for new nuclear power in the UK. Alongside our plans to develop at least 5.4GW of new capacity and those of EDF, it shows that nuclear will play a key role in delivering a secure, low carbon future for the UK and offer huge opportunities for the UK workforce and supply chain.

For further information please contact:

Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
Ben.Russell@Horizonnuclearpower.com
 
 
 

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold its next Open Surgery at the Village Hall, Cemaes on Monday 16 June.

 
The latest Horizon monthly community engagement event will run between 1 pm and 7 pm, and gives local people the opportunity to discuss the Wylfa Newydd project directly with members of Horizon’s project development team.
 
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager for Horizon said: “The current extensive Ground Investigation Works at the Wylfa Newydd site is progressing really well at the moment, and a number of local contractors have been taken on to support this programme of work.
 
“Our team are very much involved in preparations for our first phase of formal consultation later this year, but ahead of this we’ll continue to hold our Open Surgeries so that local people can keep up to date with the Wylfa Newydd project. We’re always pleased to see people, so if anyone has any questions or would like the latest information, then please pop in and meet the team.”
 
Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create up to 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of up to 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.
 
More information about Horizon’s plans and current job vacancies can be found on its website - www.horizonnuclearpower.com – and the project team can be contacted via a Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or by email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, and up to 6000 during the peak construction phase.

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold its next Open Surgery at the Village Hall, Cemaes on Monday 19 May.

 
Held monthly, these community engagement events run between 1 pm and 7 pm and give local people the opportunity to discuss the Wylfa Newydd project directly with members of Horizon’s project development team.
 
Richard Foxhall from Horizon said: “Work at the Wylfa Newydd site has increased significantly over the last few weeks, and in addition to our complement of newly-recruited Security team, a further three local people have joined us at Wylfa Newydd. We are also now looking to recruit an Education Programme Coordinator; details of this vacancy can be found via our website.
 
“Preparations are underway for our first phase of formal consultation later this year, but we’ll continue to hold our Open Surgeries so that local people can keep up to date with the Wylfa Newydd project. If anyone has any questions or would like the latest information, then please call in and meet the team.”
 
Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create up to 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of up to 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.
 
More information about Horizon’s plans and current job vacancies can be found on its website - www.horizonnuclearpower.com – and the project team can be contacted via a Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or by email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, and up to 6000 during the peak construction phase.
Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
 

Horizon Nuclear Power has announced three new senior appointments, including its commercial and engineering directors, completing the company’s Executive Management Team. The company has also appointed its head of operational development as it continues to build the organisation that will develop, construct and operate its multi-billion pound power stations in the UK.

Horizon will deliver at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. The company currently employs 160 staff at its Gloucester headquarters, which will expand to around 400 by 2018, in addition to the growing team at Wylfa Newydd, its lead site.

Tim Eaton has joined the Executive Management Team as Commercial Director. Tim joins Horizon from KBR Qatar where he was Commercial Manager for the $32 billion Doha Expressway Programme. Tim has over 20 years’ experience in a number of executive commercial roles including Commercial Director at both Qatar Railways and the Highways Agency and senior commercial roles within the UK railway industry. Tim brings significant experience and expertise in negotiating and managing a variety of strategically important and large scale infrastructure contracts.

Mark Lunn joins the Executive Management Team as Engineering Director. Mark joins from Urenco UK where he was initially appointed as Chief Engineer in 2011 before progressing to hold the position of Chief Nuclear Officer and Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. Previously, Mark held a number of senior engineering posts with Atkins Energy (Nuclear), the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal Navy.

John Hegarty joins as Head of Operational Development. John joins with 30 years’ experience in nuclear operations, engineering, licensing and project management. Most recently John was at Bruce Power in Canada where he helped a project to return two units to service creating the largest nuclear power development in the world, with eight reactors and an output of 6,300MW. In the early days of his career, John was an engineer at Oldbury Power Station, a site he will be returning to work on with Horizon.

Commenting on the new appointments Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer of Horizon, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim, Mark and John to the team. They bring with them a wealth of experience from across the nuclear sector and, more widely, in the field of infrastructure delivery. They will be invaluable as we accelerate our development into a major UK utility and nuclear operator and the appointments are testament to our growing organisational capacity and capability.”

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 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.
  •  Horizon’s developments will represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. It is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs during operation, with a peak construction workforce of around 6,000.
    For further information please contact:

Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
Ben.Russell@Horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed the signing of the UK-Japan Joint Statement on Climate Change and Energy Cooperation.

The reconfirmation by Prime Minister Abe and Secretary of State Davey of their countries’ commitment to work together on nuclear energy, including on Horizon’s new build project, is a further boost as we progress plans to deliver at least 5,400MW of secure, affordable, low carbon power across our two sites. Horizon is owned by Hitachi Ltd.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “This project is important for both the UK and Japan and will combine the skills and expertise of both countries to deliver vital long-term infrastructure in the UK. Along with enough electricity to power 10 million homes, the project will also deliver huge economic benefits. It represents a multi-billion pound investment in the UK and up to 60% of the project value could flow through to UK companies, including local companies around the sites.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-japan-joint-statement-on-climate-change-and-energy-cooperation

For further information please contact:

Ben Russell on 07580 948 106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com
 

With activity increasing at the Wylfa Newydd site on Anglesey, Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced a number of new, local staff appointments.

In addition to the full-time staff and contractors already based at the Anglesey office, Horizon will welcome three experienced project engineers and a new G4S security team of twelve to the Wylfa Newydd site.

Recruited from across Anglesey and North Wales, the new starters join the Wylfa Newydd project during Horizon’s busiest year to date and will play an important role in managing work on site over the coming months.

The new project engineers boost Horizon’s core team and will help to supervise ongoing preparatory works and investigative studies while the security team will be providing 24-hour security, keeping staff, property, facilities and vehicles secure.

Daron Hodges, Site Manager at Wylfa Newydd, said: “2014 has been a very busy year so far, and things are only going to get busier. At the moment we’re in the process of carrying out some of the most significant ground investigation studies anywhere in the country, and that means we’ve got a huge programme of work over the next 12 months. Not only does this need to be carefully managed and monitored, but we also need to ensure everything and everyone is kept safe and secure at all times – and we’re confident that we’re building up a highly skilled, expert team to do just that.”

For more information about working for Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/careers to access Hitachi’s Global Careers page. You can search for current job vacancies at Horizon by typing ‘Horizon’ in the box marked ‘Keywords’ as well as by preferred location and job function.
 

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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 at Wylfa will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales. It is expected to create up to 1000 jobs during operation, with a peak workforce of about 6000 during the construction phase.
    Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com

Horizon Nuclear Power returns to the Village Hall, Cemaes for its Open Surgery on Monday 14 April.

These popular monthly community engagement events, which run as an open forum between 1 pm and 7 pm, give local people the opportunity to discuss the Wylfa Newydd project directly with members of Horizon‟s development team.
 

Richard Foxhall from Horizon said: “With our current phase of Ground Investigation works now well underway, there is a very noticeable increase of activity on the Wylfa Newydd site. The Open Surgery is an ideal way for local people to find out more about the work underway, or to ask any questions they may have regarding the project.


“We are preparing for our first phase of formal consultation later this year and will continue to hold our Open Surgeries so that local people can keep up to date with the Wylfa Newydd project. I‟d like to extend a warm invitation to anyone who has any questions to call in and meet the team.”


Horizon‟s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create up to 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of up to 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.
 

Nuclear power company Horizon has announced it will be moving to new, custom-built premises at Gloucester Business Park.

 
The firm is creating hundreds of new jobs at its headquarters as it boosts its team to around 400 people, to be followed by thousands in the construction and operation of nuclear power stations in North Wales, and later, in Gloucestershire.
 
The company, formed in 2009, is behind the development of nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and near Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Horizon will eventually employ up to a thousand people at each of its power station sites once operational, with a peak construction workforce of up to 6000.
 
Horizon currently employs 150 people but is rapidly recruiting at a rate of around 100 people per year as its projects gather momentum. The new headquarters will be available from 2016.
 
Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “Horizon is growing quickly. Our activity continues to ramp up and we’re developing an organisation capable of delivering large-scale, complex, infrastructure projects.
 
“These first-class headquarters demonstrate the commitment of Hitachi and Horizon to establishing the resources and infrastructure needed to support this exciting multi-billion pound programme.”
 
This is the latest in a series of significant developments for the company. In December, Horizon signed a co-operation agreement with the Treasury, designed to support project financing, and a series of “framework contracts” with major UK based engineering companies. In January, the “UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor” technology proposed for both sites moved to the second of four stages in the Government’s “Generic Design Assessment” regulatory process for new nuclear reactors in the UK.

Nuclear power company Horizon has announced it will be moving to new, custom-built premises on the Gloucester Business Park. The firm is creating hundreds of new jobs as it boosts its headquarters-based team to around 400 people.

The company, formed in 2009, is behind the development of nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and near Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire. Horizon will eventually employ up to a thousand people at each of its power station sites.
 
Horizon currently employs 150 people but is rapidly recruiting at a rate of around 100 people per year as its projects gather momentum. The new headquarters will be available from 2016.
 
Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Office of Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “Our current offices on the park have served us extremely well but, as our plans have developed, the company has grown and we need a bigger facility. The Gloucester Business Park is ideal for us. This part of the country has good transport links and a strong heritage of nuclear professionals, companies and related industries. We’re growing fast and are looking for high calibre people across a range of disciplines to join us.
 
This is the latest in a series of significant developments for the company. In December, Horizon signed a co-operation agreement with the Treasury, designed to support project financing, and series of “framework contracts” with major UK based engineering companies. In January, the “UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor” technology proposed for both sites moved to the second of 4 stages in the Government’s “Generic Design Assessment” regulatory process for new nuclear reactors in the UK.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s next Open Surgery will be held at The Bull Hotel, Llangefni on Monday 17 March.

 
With members of Horizon's project development team available between 1 pm and 7 pm, these monthly community events give local people the opportunity to discuss the Wylfa Newydd project without needing to book an appointment.
 
Richard Foxhall from Horizon said: “Our Llangefni Open Surgeries are always popular events, and this will be our first visit to the town in 2014 so we're expecting a good turnout. Ahead of our first phase of formal consultation later this year, we'll continue to hold our Open Surgeries so people can keep up to date with the Wylfa Newydd project.”
 
Horizon's Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create up to 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of up to 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.
 
More information about Horizon's plans and current job vacancies can be found on its website - www.horizonnuclearpower.com – and the project team can be contacted via a Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or by email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

Horizon Nuclear Power has started one of the largest detailed ground investigation studies currently underway in the UK, ramping up site activity on the Wylfa Newydd project and triggering new opportunities for local businesses.

 
The multi-million pound programme, which will start in March and run until the end of the year, will see up to 100 people working on site during busy periods.
 
The contract for this round of studies has been awarded to Structural Soils Ltd, a specialist ground investigations contractor which previously carried out work for Horizon between 2009 and 2010, and again in 2011. Having worked with local companies in the past, Structural Soils will again be seeking to make use of Anglesey services and businesses.
 
The project requires the drilling of around 400 boreholes and trial pits across the site. The material removed is then analysed to give Horizon a detailed understanding of the ground conditions which will inform more detailed planning of the preferred site layout.
 
The project will be undertaken in areas crossed by existing public footpaths. These will remain open but to ensure the safety of regular users, Horizon will be erecting fences along these routes.
 
Charlie Tasker, Site Development Director at Horizon, said: "The ground investigation work is another example of the rapid progress we're making. This part of the project will take us most of this year to complete and will give us a huge amount of technical detail about the ground we want to build on."
 
Alison Randall, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager at Structural Soils Ltd, said: "We're really pleased to be working on the Wylfa Newydd project again and we're particularly looking forward to renewing the positive relationships we established with local suppliers last time we worked at the site."
 
Businesses wanting to highlight their services or express an interest in keeping updated on potential opportunities for Wylfa Newydd project should complete a supplier registration form found at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/supplier-registration.

Horizon Nuclear Power today welcomed the start of a consultation on the application for Regulatory Justification of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR).

 
The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) submitted an application for Regulatory Justification of the UK ABWR to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in December and today marks the start of a 12 week consultation period, during which stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on the application ahead of the Secretary of State's draft decision.
 
The Regulatory Justification process is a legal requirement for new nuclear technology and is designed to ensure that the benefits to society of the UK ABWR outweigh any potential radiological health detriments.
 
Horizon Chief Operating Officer, Alan Raymant said:
“The consultation on the Regulatory Justification application of the reactor is an important milestone in our plans to develop power stations at Wylfa and Oldbury. We're very pleased to see good progress being made.”
 
The consultation launch follows a string of significant developments at Horizon. In December the company signed a co-operation agreement with Her Majesty's Treasury, intended to lead to access the UK Infrastructure Guarantee Scheme. Horizon also signed important strategic framework contracts with engineering firms AMEC, Cavendish Nuclear, Atkins and Jacobs UK. In January the UK ABWR progressed to 'Step 2' of the Generic Design Assessment process.
 
Ken Sato, General Manager, Licensing, Hitachi Europe Ltd. for Hitachi-GE, said:
“Today's consultation shows continuing progress in the Regulatory Justification of the UK ABWR, which is just one of the robust processes which proposed nuclear technologies must undergo.
 
“Following on from the good progress which we've already made this year on Generic Design Assessment (GDA), the launch of the consultation takes us one step closer to deployment of the UK ABWR - creating jobs and supply chain opportunities, as well as providing affordable, secure and sustainable energy for UK homes and businesses.”

Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed the new Isle of Anglesey County Council consultation which is asking local people to comment on proposed planning guidance for the Wylfa Newydd project.

The consultation focuses on the creation of new Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) designed to set out the Council’s vision and objectives associated with any planning applications relating to Wylfa Newydd. When finalised, the guidance will help Isle of Anglesey planners make sound decisions relating to the new nuclear build project.

Kieran Somers, Head of Planning at Horizon, said: “We welcome this initiative and look forward to responding to the consultation. Wylfa Newydd will be one of the biggest infrastructure developments in the UK, so having a robust and transparent planning process is really important.”

Consent for the Wylfa Newydd power station itself is determined centrally by UK Government. Enabling works and other developments linked to the power station – such as a logistics centre, park and ride facilities and workers accommodation - will be determined locally by Isle of Anglesey County Council.

More information about the consultation can be found by visiting the Isle of Anglesey County Council website.

To find out more about Horizon’s plans visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com , call the Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s February Open Surgery will be held at the Village Hall, Cemaes on Monday 17 February.

These popular monthly community events give local people the opportunity to call in any time between 1pm and 7pm to discuss Horizon's Wylfa Newydd project with members of Horizon's project development team. No appointment is necessary.

Richard Foxhall from Horizon said: "We were very pleased with the attendance at our January Open Surgery, and we'll continue with our programme of community engagement leading up to our first stage of formal public consultation later in the year. As always, members of our project development team will be in attendance on Monday to chat to people about Wylfa Newydd, and listen to their feedback. If anyone has any questions, please pop in and meet the team."

Horizon's Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create around 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of around 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.

More information about Horizon's plans and current job vacancies can be found on its website - www.horizonnuclearpower.com – and the project team can be contacted via a Freephone hotline on 0800 954 9516 or by email at wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

Horizon today welcomed the announcement that Toshiba Corporation has agreed in principle to buy a 60% share in the NuGeneration Limited Moorside project.

Alan Raymant, COO of Horizon Nuclear Power, said:  “This is further evidence of the robust UK new nuclear build programme.  The country needs new large scale sources of affordable low carbon power to address its energy challenges as older power stations close.  A substantive build programme also represents a huge opportunity for the country’s economy, supply chain and skills base.”
 
Horizon Nuclear Power is currently developing detailed designs for its Wylfa Newydd site which it expects to put out to public consultation later this year. 
 
The company also plans to develop further reactors at its second site at Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire, leading to an overall capacity of at least 5,400MW.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s first Open Surgery of 2014 will take place on Monday 20 January at the Village Hall, Cemaes.

1pm and 7pm to discuss Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd project.

Speaking about the event, Alan Smith from Horizon said: “2014 will be a very busy and exciting time for us and we’re looking forward to undertaking our first stage of formal public consultation later in the year. In the meantime, we’ll continue our programme of Open Surgeries, where our site development team will be on hand to chat to people about Wylfa Newydd, and listen to their feedback. If anyone has any questions, I’d encourage them to pop in and meet the team.”

Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will create around 1,000 permanent jobs over the many decades that the plant will be in operation and will require a peak workforce of around 6,000 during the construction phase. There will also be significant opportunities for local businesses to play a part in the project.