Horizon Nuclear Power’s £10 billion Wylfa 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.
Progress is being made with all of its regulatory requirements – Horizon has recently submitted its application for a Nuclear Site license. The Development Consent Order application will be submitted later this year and the Generic Design Assessment process is also due to complete before the end of 2017.
The nature of this project will enable emerging businesses to work alongside potential project partners such as Bechtel, Costain, Cavendish Nuclear and Rolls Royce.
Investment opportunities are wide ranging and encompass:
- A power station, including two nuclear reactors with a minimum generating capacity of 3100 MW;
- A Marine Off-Loading Facility (MOLF);
- Cooling water intake and outfall structure;
- Electricity transmission infrastructure;
- Other associated buildings, such as administration offices, park and ride facilities, temporary worker accommodation, and at least one logistics centre;
- Interim waste and spent-fuel storage facilities;
- Access roads; and
- Measures and initiatives to manage any impacts during the construction and operation of a new power station.
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