HORIZON NEWS - 16.02.2018

Anglesey’s record-breaking bid gains head start thanks to Horizon

The team building a new power station on Anglesey is throwing its support behind an island community’s World Record breaking attempt.
Horizon Nuclear Power is backing Amlwch residents in their bid to gather the most people together wearing high-visibility vests by donating a thousand bright vests in support.
Taking place at 1pm on Saturday 3 March at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, town residents must beat the current record, held by the City of Kitakyushu in Japan, which gathered an impressive 2,136 vest-wearers. But the organisers of the Amlwch event, Michaela Jones and her mum Paula, are hoping lots of local people come together to smash that figure and put Amlwch on the World Record map. 
After the record attempt, the high-visibility vests provided by Horizon will all be distributed to schools, community groups and charities in the town supporting safety initiatives locally. Money raised at the event will be donated to the school for repairs.
Daron Hodges, Wylfa Newydd Site Manager for Horizon, said: “When we heard what Michaela and her mum were planning we knew we had to help – not only is it a fantastic community challenge but the record itself really struck a chord with our team who wear high-visibility safety gear at Wylfa Newydd day in, day out.
“Safety is our number one priority and earlier this year we were proud to celebrate 1,000,000 working hours without incident or injury at our Wylfa Newydd site. Our team will be heading along to Amlwch in Horizon high-visibility to help boost the numbers and hopefully ensure it’s a record-breaking day.”
Michaela Jones, organiser of the event, said: “We were really pleased when Horizon offered to donate 1,000 vests, especially as they’ll all be passed on to local people afterwards. We’ve done so much preparation for this, so we just hope everybody comes along on the day to help us smash the record.”
More information about the record attempt can be found on the Guinness World Record - Most People Wearing High-Vis Vests 2018 Facebook Page. Budding local record-breakers are being asked to bring their own yellow or orange high-visibility vest or waistcoats to help supplement those being provided by Horizon.
More information about Horizon and its proposals for Wylfa Newydd is available at www.horizonnuclearpower.com, by calling 0800 954 9516 or by emailing 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 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.
Anglesey’s record-breaking bid