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Horizon & Regulator Sign Agreement on Procurement of Reactor Equipment

Horizon Nuclear Power has signed an agreement with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) which paves the way for it to begin purchasing major equipment for its Wylfa Newydd development.

Certain parts of the new nuclear reactor and associated technologies are designated as „Long Lead Items‟ (LLIs) as they take a significant amount of time to manufacture and are needed early in the construction phase. They therefore need to be ordered well in advance of nuclear construction beginning on site and in order for Wylfa Newydd to start generating in the first half of the 2020s. To enable this process to begin Horizon has signed a Deed with ONR to give the regulator oversight of Horizon‟s procurement activities for the LLIs, which includes the reactor pressure vessels, in advance of Horizon applying for a full Nuclear Site Licence at Wylfa.

Janet Wilson, Licensing and Permitting Director at Horizon said:

“This is a significant milestone for Horizon as it marks another step in our journey towards becoming a Nuclear Site Licensee and the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd. The Deed is a sign of how we have grown and developed as an organisation over the last few years and we look forward to strengthening our working relationship with the ONR still further as our project advances.”

Under the Deed, Horizon will inform ONR of its schedule for procurement and make documents, activities, and premises relating to the procurement of LLIs available for inspection. Horizon will also work with the regulator to ensure that all procurement activities for the LLIs are in compliance with the ONR‟s standard licence conditions.

Source: www.niauk.org

Anglesey’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant plans on display

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Horizon Nuclear Power says its proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant will employ more than 1,000 people once it begins working in the first half of the 2020s.

The current Wylfa power station will close in 2015 at the latest, after beginning operation in 1971.

Horizon is a subsidiary of Hitachi which bought the site in 2012 for around £700m.

Hitachi has opted to build a smaller plant, deciding to construct two reactors – called Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) – instead of three.

Up to 6,000 jobs are expected to be created in the construction phase.

Horizon says the community consultation is a major step in the planning process.

Horizon’s chief operating officer, Alan Raymant, said: “This is a big step forward for a project that will contribute to the future prosperity of north Wales for many years to come.

‘Emergency’

“Not only will it provide direct job opportunities, it will also build and support an extensive local supply chain and inspire the region’s young people.”

Phi Steele, treasurer of the lobby group Pawb, said the plans would be a “hard read” for the average visitor to the exhibition.

He said: “We know that people on the island have very real concerns about basic question.

“The main concerns the danger from nuclear waste, the security of the site and, of course, the economy – i don’t just mean the local economy, which is a major concern, but the wider economy. This is a very expensive technology we’re talking about.

“And also the question of evacuating the island in the event of an emergency is one thing that comes to mind.”

A delegation from four campaigning groups opposed to the new plant, including Pawb, is flying out to Japan later this week deliver an anti-nuclear message to Hitachi.

Members of Pawb, Greenpeace, CND Cymru and Cymeithas Yr Iaith on the trip will visit the city of Tomioka, which had to be abandoned after the nuclear reactor explosions at Daiichi in Fukushima in 2011.

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Dates and venues of proposals exhibition

Fri 3 Oct, Cemaes Village Hall, High Street, Cemaes 14:00-18:00

Wed 8 Oct, Llanfachraeth Village Hall, Llanfachraeth 14:00-18:00

Thurs 9 Oct, Ucheldre Centre, Mill Bank, Holyhead 14:00-18:00

Fri 10 Oct, Rhosneigr Library, High Street, Rhosneigr 14:00-18:00

Sat 11 Oct, The Coach House, The Bull Hotel, Bulkely Square, Llangefni 10:00-15:-00

Wed 29 Oct, War Memorial Community Centre, Water Street, Menai Bridge 14:00-18:00

Thurs, 30 Oct, Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St, Llandudno 14:00-18:00

Fri 31 Oct, Celtic Royal Hotel, Bangor Street, Caernarfon 14:00-18:00

Sat 1 Nov, Penrhyn Hall, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor 10:00-15:00

Thurs 20 Nov, Wylfa Sports and Social Club, Tyn y Maes, Cemaes Bay 14:00-18:00

Fri 21 Nov, Amlwch Agewell Centre, Memorial Hall, 18 Market Street, Amlwch 14:00-18:00

Source: BBC News

 

Anglesey’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power consultation starts soon

The existing Wylfa plant on Anglesey

Japanese firm Hitachi took over the nuclear power plant project in 2012

Plans for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey are due to go out for community consultation.

Bosses behind the £8bn Wylfa Newydd power plant say it is the first time people will be able to view the proposals for Wylfa Newydd in detail.

The current Wylfa power station will close in 2015 at the latest, after beginning operation in 1971.

Horizon Nuclear Power say the community consultation is a major step in the planning process.

People will be able to access information online, at a series of public exhibitions and at libraries across north Wales from Monday 29 September.

Horizon chief operating officer Alan Raymant said: “Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area, and for Wales and the UK more widely.”

Source: BBC News

Wylfa nuclear public consultation set out

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The Wylfa nuclear power station on October 30, 2012. Copyright: Christopher Furlong/Thinkstock

People can now have their say on plans for the construction of a new nuclear power station in Wales.

Horizon Nuclear Power has set up a 10-week consultation period, starting on 29th September, for the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey, which would have a minimum generating capacity of up to 2.7GW.

The company believes the consultation is a major step in the planning process and is the first time people will be able to view its proposals in detail.

Alan Raymant, CEO at Horizon said: “Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area and for Wales and the UK more widely.”

The current Wylfa power station, which started operation in 1971, is expected to close later this year.

Source: Energy Live News

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