Wylfa Newydd – Investing in North Wales
Anglesey has a proud industrial heritage, including a long-established history of nuclear power generation and an experienced local skills base. Looking to the future, Anglesey has big ambitions to realise its potential as a centre of low carbon generation and recognises the key role that a new nuclear power station could play.
We aim to ensure that individuals, communities and local businesses benefit from our investment on Anglesey. We expect Wylfa Newydd to open up a wide range of opportunities to train and develop a future workforce and provide contracts for local companies.
Infrastructure and the economy
Our investment in the site and the surrounding area - including new transport links - will see up to 60% of the value of the first generating unit invested in locally and UK sourced materials and services, with this figure likely to rise with each additional unit.
Jobs & Skills
When Wylfa Newydd becomes operational it will create up to 850 permanent jobs, many of which will be highly skilled. We anticipate we will need a workforce of around 8,500 at the peak of construction. We’re keen to harness the skills that already exist but also contribute by providing training opportunities to local people.
To do this we’ve supported Coleg Menai’s Cwmni Prentis Menai Apprenticeship Scheme since 2011, investing £540,000 to provide young people with energy and construction skills over a three-year course.
In February 2016 we launched our Technical Apprenticeship Scheme. Every year we take on up to 12 apprentices from Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy, offering them training and hands-on experience across a wide range of technical areas.
A large-scale investment such as Wylfa Newydd requires close cooperation between everyone involved. To ensure this development can go ahead with minimal disruption to local communities we’re in constant contact with UK Government, Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council and the local community via our engagement programme. Once the decision to begin construction is taken, we will post regular updates on this website about the activities we’re carrying out.
If you would like to get in touch with us about the Wylfa Newydd Project you can contact us on our dedicated Wylfa Newydd hotline and email address, by calling free on 0800 954 9516 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org