News Archive 2017

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about Horizon’s Charitable Donations Scheme visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.

Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.

Local charities and community groups across North Wales have received more than £80,000 in the last year thanks to a local project support scheme.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship scheme helped more than 40 organisations across North Wales between April 2016 and 2017 and has donated more than £185,000 across the region since its launch in summer 2014.
 
Groups benefitting from the scheme in the last year include the Anglesey Show, Cylch Meithrin Cemaes and Ynys Môn Citizens Advice. The scheme has part-funded a new motorbike for Blood Bikes Wales in North Wales, an electric van for Anglesey Rural Food Bank and supported the new Llangefni Urban Sports Park.
 
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “Wylfa Newydd will be a part of the community for more than 100 years, so it’s really important that we support local good causes that benefit people in the area.
 
“We’re delighted to see so many people applying to us for support and are pleased that we’ve been able to provide donations to such a broad range of organisations and charities doing excellent work in communities across the region.
 
“We continue to encourage local causes to contact us if they have a project that fits our criteria and look forward to supporting many more organisations in the coming years.”
 
For more information about the Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship scheme and how to apply visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.   
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
 
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
 
 
 

People in North Wales are being invited to have their say on updated proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.

Beginning on 24 May, Horizon Nuclear Power will carry out a smaller scale consultation focusing on aspects of its Project which have been updated including redesigning the power station layout to reduce its overall footprint.

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

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

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

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

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












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


















Anyone unable to meet the Horizon team face-to-face, or who wants to find out more, can visit Horizon’s consultation website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.  Information will be available from Wednesday 24 May, along with a feedback form so comments can be submitted online.
 
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 For more information contact:

Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.
     
  • Horizon will publicise its latest Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) from Wednesday 26 April, with the revised document being available in libraries and online from Thursday 4 May.The SOCC explains how the company will formally consult with people living in the vicinity of the proposed development at Wylfa Newydd and how people can have their say on its plans.
     
  • The consultation material will be available to view on the Horizon website at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation from Wednesday 24 May. Consultation will close on Thursday 22 June.
 

 

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

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

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

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

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


Notes to Editors:

About Horizon Nuclear Power
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.


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

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


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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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For more information contact:

Claire Loveday – on 01242 507700 or claire.loveday@Horizonnuclearpower.com

Notes to editors:

• Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes to Editors:

About Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd.
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about Horizon’s Charitable Donations Scheme visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.

Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 9549516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.  

 

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For more information contact:

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

Notes to editors:

• Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For more information contact:

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

Notes to editors:

• Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.

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

The deadline for applications to Horizon’s Technical Apprenticeship Scheme is looming. The closing date for anyone still hoping to apply is Friday 3 March.


Now in its second year, Horizon’s scheme is looking for ambitious, future-engineers to join the company and help build and operate the future Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station. There are just a few days left to submit an application to be one of up to 12 apprentices taken on by Horizon this year.
 
The three-year scheme is designed in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and the apprentices will initially be based at the college’s Bangor workshop. The apprentices will then move to the new Engineering Centre at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni Campus in the 2018/2019 academic year.
 
Gerwyn Williams, Apprenticeship Scheme Manager at Horizon, said: “We want to support the next generation of workers by offering a range of training that gives people the chance to try their hand at a range of technical disciplines. It’s an exciting course and could be the starting point of a long career with Horizon.
 
“We’ve had a great response to the scheme so far but there’s still time to apply if you’re interested in kicking off a career in the energy sector.”
 
Applicants will go through interviews and selection centres with successful candidates receiving offer letters before the end of May. Applications can be completed online at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/technical-apprenticeship-scheme.
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
For further information on nuclear industry apprenticeships and skills schemes:  
Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.

15th February 2017 Horizon Nuclear Power and Exelon Generation today announced a partnership to advance Horizon’s progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.

Exelon Generation, a leader in nuclear safety and operational excellence, operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the United States. This new operating partnership brings Exelon’s experience to Horizon as it grows its own expertise and capability to operate a next generation nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales.

A team of four Exelon specialists, with over a century of collective experience, will work alongside Horizon’s growing team, providing expertise in engineering, maintenance, operations and training. The Exelon team will support Horizon’s Safety & Generation Director, Greg Evans, himself a veteran nuclear operator, as Horizon develops its own nuclear operating model.

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer at Horizon said: "We aim to make Horizon a world-leading nuclear operator and to be the best, you have to learn from the best. With its proven expertise and decades of experience, Exelon will be a vital part of our success. Alongside our own expert people, they will form a team that will ready us to successfully run Wylfa Newydd even as we continue to progress towards its construction."

“This is an exciting opportunity to share Exelon Generation’s industry-leading technical and operational experience with Horizon as they move forward with plans to build and operate a world class nuclear facility,” said Mike Pacilio, Exelon Generation Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to expanding our presence in the UK and leveraging Exelon’s proven nuclear management model and exceptional workforce to advance operational excellence around the globe.” 
 
Exelon Generation operates the largest fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants in the U.S., with 19,460 megawatts of capacity from 22 reactors at 13 facilities in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and New Jersey. Eight of Exelon’s nuclear facilities are boiling water reactors. The Wylfa Newydd project will deploy two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors, representing the next generation of reactor technology.

Horizon is aiming to bring in a number of global partners to help it grow into a successful nuclear operator. The partners will be selected to help in a number of key areas including operations and maintenance, BWR experience, UK licensing expertise, and training. Working alongside key North Wales-based training providers, the partners will help ensure the transfer of global excellence in nuclear operator skills to Horizon’s growing team on Anglesey and at its Gloucester HQ.

For more information, please contact:

Ben Russell                                                          David Tillman
Horizon Nuclear Power                                        Exelon Generation
+44 (0)7580 948 106                                       +1 717 368 0969
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com          david.tillman@exeloncorp.com
 
Notes to Editors
About Horizon

Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000.

For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.

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

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

Come and meet the Horizon Nuclear Power team at the next Open Surgery on Monday 20 February at Amlwch Town Hall, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

 
The monthly Open Surgeries, which are held in locations across Anglesey, give people the chance to find out more about the Wylfa Newydd Project and offer the opportunity to have questions answered by a member of the Horizon team.
 
Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said: “This is the second Open Surgery of 2017 and our first visit to Amlwch this year.
 
“We find Open Surgeries a useful way to understand what people want to see from Wylfa Newydd and find out what they care about. For Horizon, we’re in the middle of a very exciting time with a number of local initiatives in the pipeline, one of which is our Technical Apprenticeship Scheme, so please pop in and find out more about our work in 2017.”
 
Earlier this month Horizon Nuclear Power opened applications for its second intake of technical apprentices to support the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project on Anglesey. The comprehensive three-year scheme has been designed in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and gives ambitious, engineering-minded students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and qualifications.
 
Applications to the Horizon Nuclear Power Technical Apprenticeship Scheme remain open until 3 March 2017. The second intake of up to 12 apprentices is part of Horizon’s commitment to put in place a skilled local workforce to help build and operate the future nuclear power station.
 
If you can’t call in to meet the team at Amlwch, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the freephone information line on 0800 954 9516 or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall – on 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com  
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.

Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced two new appointments to the Board of Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd. William Doig, Power & Energy Consultant, Grove Consulting and Dr Ken Petrunik, former Advisor to the CEO of Nuclear Power, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, will join the Board as independent non-executive directors effective from the 1st March.


These appointments further strengthen the nuclear credentials of the Board as Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd prepares to apply for a nuclear site licence for the construction and operation of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station, on Anglesey, North Wales. 

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power, said, “I am delighted that two globally respected figures like Ken Petrunik and Bill Doig have agreed to take up these posts with Horizon. They bring a vast amount of experience in nuclear development, construction, operations, and project management to further strengthen our team as we progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.”

Ken Petrunik said, “Having worked across the world on nuclear projects, the UK is one of the best places to be right now for new build and it’s a great honour to get involved with the Horizon project. All the building blocks are there for Horizon to be a real success and I look forward to working with them as they move into the next phase of their growth and development.”

Bill Doig said, “Horizon represents the next generation of nuclear operations in the UK, and having run the current fleet of reactors, it is an exciting prospect for me to be able to help them as they progress. The leadership and workforce at Horizon have what it takes to make Wylfa Newydd a world class nuclear facility and it will be a fascinating project to be part of.”

The Site Licence Company will be the corporate body and legal entity responsible for the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd. The Board, as the ultimate decision-making authority in the company, will be responsible for overall governance; ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements are met; setting the strategic aims; and managing risks and operational performance against company objectives. It is ultimately accountable for all safety, security and environmental related activities and decisions that may affect the site.

 
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For more information, please contact:
           
Ben Russell
Mobile: +44 (0) 7580 948106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to Editors:
 
About Horizon Nuclear Power
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
A Nuclear Site Licence is a licence granted by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 for the installation and operation of a nuclear reactor and will cover the full life cycle from construction to operation and through to decommissioning.  A standard set of 36 Licence Conditions is attached to each licence that requires Site Licence Companies to implement adequate arrangements to ensure compliance. Prior to a Nuclear Site Licence being granted a Site Licence Company has to demonstrate it is a suitable legal entity that is able to discharge its regulatory obligations.
 
Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd is a Horizon group company and separate legal entity that will submit the Site Licence Application to the ONR for a Nuclear Site Licence. The Wylfa Board sits beneath the main Horizon Nuclear Power Board and is responsible for Wylfa Newydd, enabling it to fulfil the duties of a Site Licence Company. The main Horizon Nuclear Power Board represents the wider Horizon group and Shareholder(s) interests.
 
Dr Ken Petrunik
Dr. Ken Petrunik is currently a consultant in nuclear power and project management. He retired from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in January 2015 as Advisor to the CEO – Nuclear Power.  From 2009 to 2014, Ken was Chief Programme Officer leading ENEC contracting and oversight of KEPCO for the delivery of four APR 1400 nuclear power plants.
 
Prior to this, Ken was with Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) for 35 years where he his final role was President of the CANDU Reactor Division. There he led the construction and project management of CANDU 6 nuclear power stations in Argentina, Korea, Romania and China on time and on budget. He was also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, an esteemed group of less than 300 other Canadians elected based on their distinguished service and contribution.
 
Ken has been a member of the Canadian Nuclear Society and the Canadian Nuclear Association. He received a leadership award from the Canadian Nuclear Association for the successful completion of Qinshan in China, and the K. Y. Lo medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada for contribution to international engineering.
 
 
Bill Doig
In a career spanning 50 years, Bill’s past experience also includes, Director of Special Projects at NNC Limited, Generation Director at British Energy (Generation) UK Limited and Station Director at Torness Power Station for Scottish Nuclear/British Energy.
 
Prior to this he was Director, Nuclear Business Development at Doosan Babcock for 8 years. There he was responsible for the development and on-going support the UK Nuclear Fleet of AGR/PWR stations in an operational capacity, as well as supporting the decommissioning programme for the Magnox Fleet. As the Nuclear New Build Programme was developed, he assisted in the corporate engagement with potential owners and constructors of these new plants.
 
Bill is currently a Power and Energy Consultant at Grove Consulting. In this capacity has supported a number of clients, including a role as Director of Projects (Scotland) for an Energy from Waste (EfW) Company where they were constructing new plants and developing Waste Recovery programmes, and advising a Legal Company in the development of their business in the Energy Market customer base.

Horizon Nuclear Power has today opened applications for its second intake of technical apprentices to support the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project on Anglesey.

The second intake of up to 12 apprentices is part of Horizon’s commitment to put in place a skilled local workforce to help build and operate the future nuclear power station.

The comprehensive three-year scheme has been designed in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and gives ambitious, engineering-minded students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and qualifications while working on one of Europe’s most transformational infrastructure projects.

The apprentices will follow in the footsteps of last year’s intake and initially will be based at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Bangor workshop, where they’ll get to grips with the engineering skills needed to build and operate Wylfa Newydd. However, once the brand new Engineering Centre at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni Campus opens, the apprentices will move there. The Engineering Centre is expected to open in the 2018-2019 academic year and has received a £1m investment from Horizon.

Greg Evans, Safety and Generation Director at Horizon, said: “It’s an exciting time to be making career decisions in North Wales thanks to a number of large, long-term energy and engineering projects in the pipeline.

“The Wylfa Newydd apprenticeship scheme is designed to provide the support, training and access to Horizon’s top engineers needed to kick-start a career in the energy sector. It’s a massive opportunity, so I encourage anyone with an interest in the industry to take a look and apply!”

Dr Ian Rees, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Executive Director - Business Development, said: “Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is delighted to have such an important role to play in the development of the skilled local workforce.

“As an organisation, our priority is helping local people get the education, skills and experience that will allow them to gain employment on projects such as Wylfa Newydd.

“We have been delighted with the progress of the current cohort of Horizon Apprentices who are studying at the college, and we look forward to welcoming the new intake of aspiring engineers in September.

Nia James, an apprentice at Horizon, said: “Wylfa Newydd is going to be one of the biggest projects anywhere in the UK in the next few years, so being able to apply my interest in engineering to the proposed power station and develop my skills is really exciting. It’s a challenging course, but there’s no better way to learn what’s needed to build and operate one of Europe’s most important energy projects.”

Applications can be filled in online at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/technical-apprenticeship-scheme.

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For more information contact:

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

For further information on nuclear industry apprenticeships and skills schemes:

• www.nucleargraduates.com
• www.nsan.co.uk/careers
• www.cogentskills.com
• www.regennuclear.com

Notes to editors:

• Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
• Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.

JANUARY 23rd 2017. Horizon Nuclear Power has been cleared to begin purchasing major equipment for its proposed new reactor at Wylfa Newydd. The independent assessment organisation, Bureau Veritas, issued Horizon with a Licensee Certificate confirming that its internal arrangements are suitable for the procurement of Long Lead Items.

Long Lead Items (LLIs) have long manufacturing times and are required early in the construction of the power station therefore they need to be ordered in advance of the main build on site.  The Licensee Certificate, only the second to be awarded in the UK, is the culmination of two years of preparation by Horizon and six months of assessment by Bureau Veritas.

Joe Savage, Head of Engineering Procurement and Construction, 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 Licensee Certificate demonstrates our ability to act as an ‘Intelligent Customer’ when procuring items or services from our suppliers to ensure they meet the correct technical specification and that adequate documentation is available to justify the safety of those items.”

Peter Whiers, Nuclear Engineering Manager at Bureau Veritas, said: “It is very rewarding to work as part of a team to build something that will supply large amounts of energy for generations to come.  Nuclear Engineering can be very challenging at times, however Horizon has created such a team and the award of the Licensee Certificate is the culmination of a significant amount of work resulting in the implementation of an excellent management system that combines safety, security, health, quality and environmental aspects.”

The first Long Lead Items, due for procurement in the first half of 2017 are the materials for: the Hydraulic Control Units that form part of the reactor’s primary shutdown systems; the Reactor Pressure Vessel; and the Reinforced Concrete Containment Vessel Liner.

The Certificate is valid for three years and will be re-validated on an annual basis until Horizon is granted a Nuclear Site Licence (NSL) by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). Horizon will be applying for its NSL in 2017 and expects grant subject to the ONR’s approval, in 2018.
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For more information, please contact:
 
Ben Russell
Mobile: +44 (0) 7580 948106
ben.russell@horizonnuclearpower.com

Notes to Editors

The Licensee Certificate is a document to verify that organisations who have yet to be granted a Nuclear Site Licence have suitable management systems, quality arrangements and supply chain practices in place before the purchase any nuclear safety related equipment or services. The issue of a Licensee Certificate is an expectation of ONR when a future licensee chooses to place orders for long lead items in advance of obtaining a Nuclear Site Licence.

A Nuclear Site Licence is a legal document granted by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for the full life cycle of the facility from construction to operation and through to decommissioning.  A set of 36 Licence Conditions is attached to each licence and require licensees to implement adequate arrangements to ensure compliance.

About Horizon Nuclear Power
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.

About Bureau Veritas
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high-quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. Bureau Veritas is recognised and accredited by major national and international organisations and works across a wide range of industries worldwide. The UK business is headquartered in Birmingham, has 1200 employees and is based in office locations stretching the length and breadth of the UK. In 2014, the group posted revenues of €4.17 billion; the company has 66,500 employees worldwide, with 1,400 offices and laboratories, in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (stock symbol: BVI). www.bureauveritas.co.uk

Horizon Nuclear Power has donated almost £5,000 to Ynys Môn Citizens Advice to support the charity’s ongoing work across the island.

The Holyhead branch received the donation following an application to the Horizon Nuclear Power’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship Scheme, which provides funding support to local charities, projects and groups.

Ynys Môn Citizens Advice is a volunteer organisation that provides independent, confidential and impartial advice to residents, a service that supported over 13,000 individuals last year and is available across the island Monday-Friday free of charge.
In order for volunteers and staff to operate an effective service several of the computers needed replacing. The donation made by Horizon Nuclear Power will enable Ynys Môn Citizens Advice to purchase 10 new computer systems in 2017.

Delyth Owen, Horizon Nuclear Power’s Community Involvement Officer, said: “Ynys Môn Citizens Advice does fantastic work in the local community, offering legal advice and support for people across the island. It’s also manned by volunteers who give up their time and expertise for free to help those that need it most. But without the right IT equipment in place, they simply can’t do what they need to do, which is why we were so keen to get involved and support this important charity.”

Jackie Blackwell, CEO of Ynys Môn Citizens advice said: “We’re delighted with the donation and we’re looking forward to getting our new IT systems up and running. In 2015/16 we saw 13,198 clients either face to face, telephone or via web chat. In 2017 we expect to see an increase in demand for our services.”

“We deal with the most vulnerable adults in society and our key objective is to ensure that everyone is treated equally, is aware of their rights and responsibilities and can enjoy quality of life. The new computers will go a long way to make sure residents on the island can continue to receive a high standard of advice and support and enable the Citizens Advice Service to respond to the changing and more challenging landscape of advice demand for the foreseeable future.”

Horizon has donated over £100,000 to local charities and groups in the past year through its Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship Scheme. Horizon continues to offer support and is always looking for good causes to help.

More about Horizon’s community support, and how to apply for funding, can be found at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
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For more information contact:

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

Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.

Event highlights huge opportunities for UK, Japanese & Welsh supply chains.

18th JANUARY 2017. The supply chains of three countries came together this week to discuss how they can work in partnership to deliver Horizon Nuclear Power’s Wylfa Newydd project. At a two day event at the British Embassy in Tokyo, companies from the UK, Wales and Japan gathered alongside government officials, trade associations, and wider stakeholders to hear about the progress made on the transformative project on Anglesey, North Wales and build on the long history of civil nuclear cooperation between the countries.

Executives from Horizon and Hitachi-GE set out how there were already partnerships in place between companies working on the development of Wylfa Newydd and outlined the multiple opportunities that the project will present in the coming years. Officials from the UK and Welsh Governments also spoke on the importance of the nuclear sector in the UK and showcased the support available for Japanese companies in both countries.

Horizon and its lead contractor, Menter Newydd – a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel, and JGC – are working to support partners in Japan, Wales, and the UK as they explore potential collaborations and begin building enduring relationships. Over the past year the project has raised awareness in Japan of Welsh and British capabilities, and in the UK of Japanese manufacturing.

Carl Devlin, Programme Director at Horizon said: “Wylfa Newydd already represents a partnership between the UK, Japan and Wales, with companies and governments from all three countries working with us to prepare for construction. We want to see these partnerships grow still further as we move forward, with the project representing the next phase in the countries’ decades’ long history of close cooperation on nuclear power.”

Shunsuke Utena, Managing Director of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd. and Executive Management Board member, Menter Newydd said: “Increasing collaboration between Japanese, Welsh and UK suppliers will bring huge opportunities across the industries in all three countries. Companies can pool their expertise to complement one another, strengthening their offering to Wylfa Newydd, to their benefit and to ours. There are already positive signs of flourishing partnerships and we’re working with suppliers to encourage further progress.”

The event at the British Embassy focused on both the nuclear new build and decommissioning opportunities across the three countries and, alongside companies from the UK, Wales and Japan, it was attended by: officials from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, and the Wales Office; the Welsh Government’s Department for Economy, Skills & Natural Resources; the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association and the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum; and the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation.

For more information, please contact:

Fran Tindall
Horizon Nuclear Power Limited
+44 (0)7580 948 147
fran.tindall@horizonnuclearpower.com

Lowri Joyce
Menter Newydd / Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe
+44 (0) 7464 980 601 
lowri.joyce@hitachi-hne.com

About Horizon Nuclear Power

Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce of between 8,000 and 10,000. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.

About Menter Newydd
Menter Newydd is an unincorporated joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd., Bechtel Management Company, Ltd. and JGC Corporation (UK) Ltd., taking joint and several responsibility for all activities undertaken in delivery of its contract to Horizon. Menter Newydd combines:
  • The expertise of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe in the design, procurement and deployment of manufactured goods relating to the UK ABWR.
  • The expertise of Bechtel as an EPC and overall project management partner, including on-site construction activity, development of a construction supply-chain, construction planning and construction site management.
  • The expertise of JGC in project management and integration of Japanese and global supply chains, as well as delivery of balance of plant.

Horizon Nuclear Power will hold its first Open Surgery of 2017 on Monday 16 January at Cemaes Village Hall, from 1.00pm – 7.00pm.

This Open Surgery is a great opportunity to meet the team behind the Wylfa Newydd Project, ask questions and find out more about the company’s plans for 2017.
 
The monthly drop-in event is open to everyone, and if you’re planning to visit there’s no need to make an appointment.  
 
Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said: “We’ve got plenty of activity planned for 2017, from continuing to get the site ready for construction to planning for our next intake of apprentices.
 
“As work picks up following the Christmas break, we’ll be in Cemaes Village Hall once again to give people the opportunity to pop in and ask us questions about the Project. We look forward to seeing people there.”
 
Details about Horizon’s upcoming Open Surgeries can be found online at www.horizonnuclearpower.com/wylfa-newydd-have-your-say.
 
For more information or to contact the Wylfa Newydd team, call freephone 0800 954 9516, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com, or visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.  
 
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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. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.