Industry Overview

Nuclear Energy

UK Government has selected 8 sites across the country to develop a new fleet of nuclear powered generation facilities, one of which is in north west Wales.

Nuclear energy provided over 20% of the UK’s energy mix in 2015 and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) estimates that the civil nuclear sector provides employment to over 65,000 people throughout the UK supply chain. This is anticipated to grow by a further 25,000 when the planned investments come on-stream.

Nuclear in Wales

From new-build to decommissioning, suppliers are beginning to bid for a diverse range of short and long term contracts on new build projects. Also, operational support for new plant and waste and decommissioning support across decommissioned sites.

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Wyfla Newydd

Horizon Nuclear Power’s £10 billion Wyfla Newydd project in north west Wales will have a net capacity of 2.7 GW and Horizon estimates that the facility will employ 850 people when operational, and up to 8,000 people during the construction process which will continue until the mid 2020s.

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Small Modular Reactors

Wales is fully committed to helping the UK realise its vision for SMR technology as part of a wider energy mix.

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Menai Science Park

Menai Science Park Ltd (M-SParc) is developing a Science Park on Anglesey to drive growth in knowledge based science.

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Ports

Wales has strategically located ports which provide valuable supply chain and deployment support for energy projects.

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Supply Chain

Alongside our ports, our manufacturing and service base is striving to meet the industry’s need for world class products and services.

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Academic Expertise

From north to south Wales, leading edge nuclear R&D programmes are underway.

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Support Network

Join us in Wales and your business could work with a number of support bodies.

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