Nuclear in Wales

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.

There are around 1,500 people employed within the civil nuclear sector in Wales and we have an extensive track record of delivering safe nuclear energy from our sites at Wylfa and Trawsfynydd in north Wales.

The ongoing decommissioning process at Trawsfynydd, has adopted 'lead and learn' principles with lessons learnt being extended to the other plants in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) portfolio across the UK.

Hitachi is investing in a major new plant at Wylfa on Anglesey in North Wales, to be operated by Horizon Nuclear Power. The new £10 billion plant – Wylfa Newydd – is the first of two planned by Hitachi, the second at Oldbury-on-Severn, just across the Welsh border in Gloucestershire.

We have identified the following as being key future opportunities within the sector:

- New Build.

- Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).

- Ongoing decommissioning across the UK fleet.

- Planned infrastructure investment projects covering energy, environment and transport.

View or download our Nuclear Energy booklet and our North Wales Nuclear Arc booklet

Contact us for more information.

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