HORIZON NEWS - 09.10.2017

Men in Sheds gets a grant from Horizon

A group of gardening enthusiasts will be able to grow a bumper crop of fruit and vegetables all year round, thanks to a charitable donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.

The Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group, based at the Gwelfor Community Centre in Holyhead and a member of Men’s Shed Cymru, was formed to create a support network for retired men from Holyhead and Anglesey.  The group brings members who enjoy gardening and outdoor activities together, helping them combat loneliness by sharing their skills and developing friendships.
 
Using the donation from Horizon, the group has bought a new polytunnel, enabling the gardeners to grow more vegetables from seed, to supply the Gwelfor Community Centre with fresh produce all year round.
 
Members of the Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group are also planning to become more active members of the community as a result of the donation, by sharing their green-fingered tips with various groups, including Llanfawr Primary School, Morawelon Youth Group and the Meithrinfa Morlo nursery. Separately, Horizon has also made a donation to the nursery in support of a new oven, which will mean it can provide more home-cooked food for the children.
 
Delyth Owen, Community Involvement Officer at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support the Morlo Community Men’s Shed Group. It’s such a worthy cause that does a great deal of good work in the local community. Our donation will help them step up their brilliant efforts to produce even more delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables, and help their membership grow.”
 
Allan Huband, at Morlo Community Men’s Sheds, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Horizon for helping us to buy a new polytunnel. It’s an essential piece of equipment that we’ve been trying to purchase for a while, as our membership has expanded, so we now have the capacity to do even more within the local community with the right equipment to support us.
 
“We’re aiming to supply the Gwelfor Community Centre’s kitchen with our home-grown fruit and vegetables for the weekly lunch club, which provides a hot two course meal for up to 40 retired, lonely or lower income people at a reduced cost. It’s a vital service and we’re thrilled we’ll be able to support it.”
 
More information on Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support & Sponsorship scheme is available on its website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/about/community-support.
 
To find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com, call 0800 954 9516, or follow 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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Greg Evans with Men's Sheds

HORIZON NEWS - 06.10.2017

Learn more about Wylfa Newydd at October Open Surgery

Horizon Nuclear Power is inviting local people to meet the team at its next Open Surgery in Cemaes on Monday 16 October to learn more about the Wylfa Newydd Project.

The monthly Open Surgeries are held on the third Monday of every month and this time, the Horizon team will be gathered at Cemaes Village Hall between 1.30pm and 7pm.
 
Horizon’s staff will be on hand to talk to local people about the proposed work currently taking place in and around the communities closest to the Wylfa Newydd site, in addition to providing information about other parts of the busy Project.
 
Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said: “Our Open Surgeries are a great way for people to learn more about the Project and ask us any questions they have. Besides the information on our website, meeting members of our local team in person also gives people the chance to get to know us better and ask any questions they may have on our current work programme on the Wylfa Newydd site.
 
“We’ve got lots of exciting work taking place at the moment, including our community archaeology digs, various ground investigations and preparations to construct two new bat barns in the next couple of months. With all this activity, we’ve got lots of progress to share and look forward to meeting with people in their community.”
 
For more information about the Wylfa Newydd Project, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or follow 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 - 18.09.2017

Next generation of Wylfa Newydd workers start their apprenticeships on Anglesey

Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed its second intake of technical apprentices to the Wylfa Newydd team as the company continues to invest in a future workforce to support Wales’ most significant energy project in a generation.
The 11 apprentices come from schools across North Wales, and have just begun their three-year apprenticeship, which is run by Horizon in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. The apprentices are part of the operations team that will run the nuclear power station, once constructed.
 
Two of the new apprentices, Jack and Sion, applied for the apprenticeship after taking part in the 2016 Work Insight Week, where they spent a week with the Horizon team learning more about the Wylfa Newydd Project.
 
Sion said: “I’m very proud to be starting my career in the nuclear sector, working on the Wylfa Newydd Project. Taking part in last summer’s Work Insight Week helped me make up my mind, so I applied for the scheme in February and was really pleased to be accepted. It’s a huge opportunity and I can’t wait to start my training with Horizon.”
 
Gerwyn Williams, Horizon’s Apprenticeship Manager, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome our second cohort of apprentices, kick starting their careers in the nuclear industry through our technical apprenticeship scheme.
 
“We’re committed to recruiting ambitious, talented future engineers to work on the Wylfa Newydd Project. Our latest apprentices will have the chance to develop their knowledge across a range of technical and practical skills while working with the team who will build and operate Anglesey’s new nuclear power station.”
 
To register interest in Horizon’s 2018 Apprenticeship Scheme, please email careers@horizonnuclearpower.com or call 0800 954 9516.
 
For more information about the Wylfa Newydd Project, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com or follow 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.
     
For further information on nuclear industry apprenticeships and skills schemes:
  • www.nucleargraduates.com
  • www.nsan.co.uk/careers
  • www.cogentskills.com
  • www.regennuclear.com
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 11.09.2017

Horizon’s announces autumn Open Surgeries

Horizon Nuclear Power’s Open Surgeries will resume on 18 September at Cemaes Village Hall and will be open from 1.30pm to 7.00pm.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s Open Surgeries will resume on 18 September at Cemaes Village Hall and will be open from 1.30pm to 7.00pm.

Held on the third Monday of each month, Horizon’s Open Surgeries are a great way of learning about the Wylfa Newydd Project and meeting the team.

Following a busy summer of events, including the National Eisteddfod in Bodedern and the Anglesey Agricultural Show, Horizon will resume its programme of Open Surgeries this month.

Richard Foxhall, Horizon’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, said: “It’s been a fantastic summer for Horizon where we’ve engaged with people at the big summer shows as well as through our third stage of consultation, which completed in June.

“We’re now looking ahead to what promises to be another busy few months and want to continue to engage with the local community and answer their questions. So if you have any comments or queries, or just want an update on our Project, please do come and visit us.”

To find out more about Horizon’s community engagement events, 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 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 - 05.09.2017

Horizon announces two new Leadership Team members

SEPT 5th 2017. Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced the appointment of Rabih Hafez as Project Planning Unit Director effective from 1st September 2017 and James Jones as General Counsel and Company Secretary.
Rabih has over 34 years of international experience working on multi-billion dollar nuclear projects including Nuclear New Builds.  Most recently he was Senior Project Manager for Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant in Slovakia, one of the most advanced Nuclear New Build projects in Europe.
His other new build credentials include working for engineering, infrastructure and power company SNC-Lavalin on nuclear refurbishments and Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear new build proposal and with Assystem providing services for the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.
 
Rabih will head up Horizon’s newly created Project Planning Unit (PPU), which will bring together the best of Horizon’s internal expertise with that of its Engineering Procurement and Construction partners, Menter Newydd and incorporate additional ABWR planning and construction capabilities from Japanese utilities.  
 
James experience spans 25 years in the nuclear and energy sector.  He worked for Horizon as Principal Counsel for five years before being appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary effective of 1st August 2017. Previously he worked at PowerGen and EON. James leads the legal team, which is responsible for maintaining compliance and governance across Horizon.
 
Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power, said, “I am delighted to announce James’ promotion and to welcome Rabih. Both have a wealth of experience and expertise. Rabih’s expertise in infrastructure, commercial, design and construction and project management will further strengthen our delivery planning as we progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.”

Rabih Hafez 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 join the Horizon Leadership Team to help deliver Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey. 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.”
 
This news comes as Horizon continues to build momentum in all areas of its project. It recently completed a third and final round of Pre-Application Consultation on Anglesey and is progressing its application for the main planning consent – a Development Consent Order. Its technology, the UK ABWR continues to make good progress through the fourth and final stage of the Office for Nuclear Regulation Generic Design Assessment process, on target to complete in Dec 2017. In addition Horizon submitted an application for a Nuclear Site Licence in March 2017 which if successful, will be granted 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:
 
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. (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 expected to peak at 8,500. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
 
 
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HORIZON NEWS - 21.08.2017

Cemaes gets into the carnival spirit with support from Horizon

Horizon Nuclear Power has donated £5,000 towards this year’s Cemaes Carnival, through its Charitable Donations, Community Support & Sponsorship scheme.
The annual event, which has been held on August Bank Holiday Monday since 1934, relies on donations from local organisations and the fundraising efforts of the committee throughout the year to go ahead.
 
However, given the unpredictability of August Bank Holiday weather, Horizon has donated £5,000 to enable the organisers to buy a new marquee to keep visitors and stalls dry and sheltered, whatever the weather.
 
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said; “Cemaes Carnival is a long-running event that brings together the community and tourists from far and wide.
 
“It’s also held down the road from the Wylfa Newydd site office, so we wanted to offer support to the team that organise it. While we’re all hoping for a sunny weekend, the donation will help make sure it’s another huge success come rain or shine.”
 
Steve Bray, leader of the Carnival Committee, said; “We’re extremely grateful to Horizon and everyone else who donated towards the carnival. Without support from local businesses and other community groups the event wouldn’t be possible.
 
“The new marquee is particularly important as poor weather has sometimes harmed the success of the carnival in the past, but we now have a contingency if it rains. On behalf of the whole committee I would like to thank Horizon for its generosity.”
 
This year’s carnival will be on the 28 August, with the procession starting at 1pm and festivities taking place throughout the day. For more information about the event, go to Cemaes Carnival’s Facebook page or email cemaescarnival@aol.com
 
More information on Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support & Sponsorship scheme is available on its website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/about/community-support.
 
To find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com, call 0800 954 9516, or follow 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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