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September 29, 2014

Consultation on Transformational Wylfa Newydd Project Launched

London, September 29, 2014 --- Horizon Nuclear Power (Horizon) today announced that people across North Wales will have the chance to have their say on Horizon Nuclear Power's proposed new nuclear power station on Anglesey, Wylfa Newydd, as ten weeks of consultation gets underway today.

The consultation is the first major step in the planning process for the development and will cover all aspects of Horizon's proposals, taking in everything from construction to transport to how it might affect the Welsh language and the economy of the region. People will have the chance to input their views at public exhibitions and drop-in events across the island and North-West Wales, as well as through a dedicated website:

The power station, which is proposed to begin generation in the first half of the 2020s, will bring billions of pounds of investment and thousands of jobs to the region during the construction phase. Once electricity generation begins up to 1000 people will be employed at the site, providing long-term, high-quality jobs for people from the local community.

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, 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. “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.”

He continued: “We are really keen that everyone gets involved in our consultation and lets us know what they think of our proposals. Between now and early December we'll be out and about talking to people across the region and this feedback will help us develop our plans further.”

A wide range of information about Horizon's proposals will be on display at a series of public exhibitions. Dates and venues are:

Friday 3rd OctoberCemaes Village Hall, High Street, Cemaes2pm - 8pm
Wednesday 8th OctoberLlanfachraeth Village Hall, Llanfachraeth2pm - 8pm
Thursday 9th OctoberUcheldre Centre, Mill Bank, Holyhead2pm - 8pm
Friday 10th OctoberRhosneigr Library, High Street, Rhosneigr2pm - 8pm
Saturday 11th OctoberThe Coach House, The Bull Hotel, Bulkely Square, Llangefni10am - 3pm
Wednesday 29th OctoberWar Memorial Community Centre, Water Street, Menai Bridge2pm - 8pm
Thursday 30th OctoberLlandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St, Llandudno2pm - 8pm
Friday 31st OctoberCeltic Royal Hotel, Bangor Street, Caernarfon2pm - 8pm
Saturday 1st NovemberPenrhyn Hall, High Street, Bangor10am - 3pm
Thursday 20th NovemberWylfa Sports and Social Club, Tyn y Maes, Cemaes Bay2pm - 8pm
Friday 21st NovemberAmlwch Agewell Centre, Memorial Hall, 18 Market Street, Amlwch2pm - 8pm

To find out more visit the website at where you will find all the information you need to take part. You can view information about different aspects of the project, download more detailed technical documents, get details of all the events we'll be holding across the region and complete an online feedback form.

Notes to Editors

  • The public consultation, known as the Pre-Application Consultation, forms part of Horizon's planning application for the power station under the Development Consent Order process which is in place for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. More detail on the process can be found here:

About Horizon Nuclear Power

Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 1000 people each once operational with a construction workforce of around 4,000, peaking at 8,500 for a short period. For more information about Horizon, please visit

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