HORIZON NEWS - 22.11.2018

Croeso: Horizon appoints new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator

Horizon has today announced the appointment of a new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator to the Wylfa Newydd team.
Tesni Hughes joins Horizon this month and will be responsible for driving Horizon’s commitment to protecting and enhancing Welsh language and culture through the Wylfa Newydd project. Working with Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Gwynedd Council, and local groups such as Ffermwyr Ifanc and Sioe Môn, Tesni will build on Horizon’s work to identify ways to grow awareness of the importance of language and culture in the area.
A native Welsh speaker from Caernarfon, Tesni has more than ten years’ experience in community outreach projects across Wales, including managing campaigns for Menter Iaith and working with Gwynedd Council and BBC Radio Cymru.
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development at Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We’re committed to playing an important role in enhancing Welsh language and culture through the Wylfa Newydd project. For many years we’ve played a role in the local community – whether that’s through continued sponsorship of the National Eisteddfod of Wales or supporting local groups and organisations – and we intend to go beyond that, highlighting that cutting-edge industries aren’t just part of our history, but part of our future too.
“Tesni is a great addition to the team and will help us deliver on our commitments to the community – from looking at how we immerse our future workforce in language and culture to how we can deliver a long-term positive legacy to Ynys Môn.”
Tesni Hughes – Horizon’s new Welsh Language and Culture Coordinator said: “Wylfa Newydd is great news for Anglesey, and a huge opportunity to bring a wide range of economic and social benefits to local communities – from high quality employment to supporting suppliers and businesses. But it’s important that we recognise the changes the Project may also bring about. My work will focus on setting a gold standard for Welsh language and culture at Horizon, bringing together local groups, organisations and our own people to understand their priorities and work together to meet our commitments. It’s an exciting role, and one that will help further drive our work in the community.”
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and Wylfa Newydd by visiting, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing  To keep up to date, follow @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
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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. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion-pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.