HORIZON NEWS - 10.08.2018

Date of Horizon Nuclear Power’s next Open Surgery is confirmed

Horizon Nuclear Power is inviting local people to meet the team at its next Open Surgery in Cemaes to learn more about the Wylfa Newydd Project.
The session will take place on Monday 20 August between 1pm and 7pm in Cemaes Village Hall. Horizon’s Open Surgeries are held on the third Monday of every month and no appointment is needed.
 
Richard Foxhall, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “Once again we were kept very busy at our tenth Anglesey Show, and the week before saw us in Cardiff at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. We always enjoy attending these large events and it's great to meet people who want to learn more about the project – and take part in the fun family activities we had on offer. If you took part this year, thanks for coming along and we hope you had as much fun as we did."
 
More information about the Wylfa Newydd Project can be found by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516, emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or following Horizon on Twitter @horizonnuclear and Instagram ‘horizonnuclear’.
 
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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.
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 27.07.2018

More Anglesey and Gwynedd students experience working life at Horizon

Horizon has welcomed two more groups of Year 11 and Sixth Form students from schools across Anglesey and Gwynedd to experience working life at Wylfa Newydd as part of its annual Work Insight Week.

Coleg Menai’s Energy Centre in Llangefni played host to this year’s sessions, where two groups of students were able to gain experience and valuable insight into working life over a week of activities, projects and presentations.
 
The students were given the opportunity to test some of the key skills they may need in their future careers; from honing their interview techniques to speed-networking sessions. They also learnt about the importance of communication, leadership and team working.
 
Throughout the week the students were given regular access to members of the Horizon team, taking part in a range of activities designed to help them better understand the realities of working life at Wylfa Newydd. This even included an explanation of how Horizon intends to build and operate its proposed nuclear power station in the coming years. The students also had the chance to visit the site, seeing the scale of the project for themselves and finding out about the opportunities Wylfa Newydd will bring.
 
At the end of each week students created and delivered presentations on the project to the Horizon team, examining a diverse range of topics from ‘why is nuclear clean?’ to ‘the importance of a mixed workforce’.
 
Horizon’s Executive Director of Operational Development, Gwen Parry-Jones, judged the entries and presented each student with a certificate at the end of the week.  She said: “It was great to introduce such a talented and hard-working group of young people to the Wylfa Newydd Project.
 
“Work Insight Week is all about gaining essential skills for working life and I was very impressed with their willingness to get involved and take the opportunity to learn as much as they could. We’ve already shown that the students who attend these sessions can go on to become Horizon apprentices when they leave school, so hopefully we’ll see some of them again.”
 
Jack Lander, who joined Horizon last September as an apprentice, said: “I took part in Work Insight Week in 2016 and it really brings Wylfa Newydd to life in an exciting way.
 
“It was great being on the other side of the table this year, sharing my experience with this year’s group of students and telling them what it’s been like to be part of this business as an apprentice.
 
“It’s such invaluable work experience and I would definitely encourage other students to get involved because, as I’ve shown, it can be the first step towards getting a job with Horizon.”
 
For more information about Wylfa Newydd and the opportunities it will bring, 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 – 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.

 
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HORIZON NEWS - 13.07.2018

Smooth sailing for young people on Anglesey thanks to Horizon Nuclear Power

School children from across Anglesey are learning new boating and sailing skills this summer, thanks to community investment funding from Horizon Nuclear Power.

Horizon has awarded funding support to All Afloat, a charity established by staff from Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales that aims to transform the lives of young people through the core skills learned from boating and sailing.
 
While Anglesey has a coastline measuring around 130 miles, many young people are not given the opportunity to take up sailing as a hobby and learn key skills such as boat safety, steering and how to sail. Sailing can also promote confidence, team work and self-reliance, and lead to a variety of careers.
 
To ensure as many children as possible can take part in the activities, the charity recently applied to Horizon’s Community Investment Scheme for further funding towards the programme to secure future events. Over the summer a number of sailing activities will take place in Holyhead, culminating at the Royal Yachting Association’s OnBoard Festival at Bala Lake in Gwynedd in September.
 
The activities take place as Wales celebrates the ‘Year of the Sea’, a campaign launched by Visit Wales to highlight the beauty and importance of the 870-mile Welsh coastline, making 2018 the perfect time to get out on the water and learn more about sailing.
 
Sasha Davies, Head of Strategic Development Wales at Horizon, said: “We’re very excited to be involved in this programme. The sea plays such an important part in the lives of people on Anglesey and it’s great to be involved in a sport that gives young people the chance to develop new skills in a safe and supportive environment, which they could use throughout their lives.”  
 
Philip Braden, Trustee of All Afloat, said: “We’re especially grateful to Horizon for its support. Without investment from local businesses and organisations we wouldn’t be able to offer these activities, and ultimately future generations would miss out on vital life skills. We’re already anticipating a busy summer of activities, which will see more than 150 local children take to the water across North Wales.”
 
Horizon’s Community Investment Scheme continues to support organisations and projects across Anglesey and North Wales, and has invested more than £270,000 since 2014.
 
For more information about the Community Investment Scheme and how to apply, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.   
 
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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.
     


  
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 10.07.2018

Horizon responds to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Assessment Report

Nuclear power has a crucial role to play, alongside renewables, in tackling the large scale energy challenges the UK faces and can and will do so in a cost effective manner.

Experience from multiple countries has shown nuclear power is a proven pathway to delivering decarbonisation at a national level. This is borne out in the UK, where nuclear currently provides 45% of the UK’s low carbon power and, together with renewables, ensures that around 50% of the country’s electricity is clean and sustainable.

However, this leaves the other half of our supply to address in order to meet our climate change commitments. This, combined with the continued retirement of existing power plants, expected increases in peak demand, and the electrification of heat and transport, shows the huge scale of the challenges in ensuring a low carbon future. To suggest that now is the time to take low carbon options off the table or limit their deployment runs the risk of hurting our chances of meeting these challenges.

The independent study commissioned by the National Infrastructure Commission to underpin its assessment shows both the task ahead of us in the power sector – zero carbon by 2050 in order for carbon targets to be hit – and that both nuclear and renewables “…can achieve the same level of decarbonisation for comparable costs”.  Renewables have shown the positive effects a sustained programme of new build can have on price and, with repeated deployment, economies of scale, supply chain learnings, established design, and more innovative financing, nuclear can do the same. This commitment to cost reduction is made in the Government’s recently published Nuclear Sector Deal, which places the nuclear industry at the heart of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Nuclear power is vital for the future of the UK’s low carbon energy mix. With continued strong backing from the UK Government – as well as the Welsh Government and the communities where we will build - we look forward to playing our part in delivering clean, stable power for generations to come.

The National Infrastructure Commission’s Assessment Report can be read here: https://www.nic.org.uk/publications/national-infrastructure-assessment-2018/

 

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HORIZON NEWS - 06.07.2018

Meet the Horizon team at the next Open Surgery on 16 July

Come and meet the Horizon Nuclear Power team at the next Open Surgery on Monday 16 July to hear more about the latest updates on the Wylfa Newydd Project.

Local people are invited to come along to the monthly drop-in event, which is held from 1pm to 7pm at Cemaes Village Hall. The session is open to everyone and gives visitors the opportunity to ask the Horizon team questions about the Wylfa Newydd Project.
 
Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Communication and Stakeholder Relations Manager said: “June marked a significant milestone for the Project with the confirmation that our planning application to build Wylfa Newydd, called a Development Consent Order (DCO) application, had been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate. This will set in motion the next phase of activity, and the Inspectorate will publish details of the full process shortly.
 
“Ahead of that, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will carry out a 10-week public consultation on four key environmental applications we’ve submitted to them. These are applications for a Marine Licence, an Operational Combustion permit, and Operational Water Discharge permit and a Construction Water Discharge permit. NRW’s consultation events will be held on 16 July (Bangor), 17 July (Cemaes) and 18 July (Llangefni).
 
“There’s a lot happening on the project right now, so we encourage anyone who has any questions or who would like any further information to come along and meet the team.”
 
More details on the NRW public consultation can be found at: https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/what-we-do/how-we-regulate-you/wylfa-newydd/.
 
More information about the Wylfa Newydd Project can be found by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516, emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or following Horizon on Twitter @horizonnuclear and Instagram ‘horizonnuclear’.
 
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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.
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 05.07.2018

A5025 road improvement planning application approved

The Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Planning Committee has approved a planning application from Horizon Nuclear Power for improvement works to the A5025.

Welcoming the decision, Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director, Operational Development for Horizon said: “We’re very pleased to have received planning permission for improving the existing A5025 between Valley and the Wylfa Newydd site. This will see much-needed improvements to the 10-mile route including localised widening to create a consistent carriageway cross section, widening on bends and carriageway reconstruction.
 
We will now work with the Isle of Anglesey County Council and other stakeholders to finalise the processes and schedule of works and will announce  further updates in due course.”
 
 
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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.
     
 
 
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