Less than half of workers employed at the proposed Wylfa Newydd power plant on Anglesey are expected to be from North Wales. That’s according to Horizon Nuclear Power’s latest consultation on the £12bn plans. The plant will take about nine years to build and remain operational for around 60 years. But Horizon only expects around 45% of the 850 permanent staff needed to work at the site to come from the region. And the firm has set its target for temporary construction workers even lower with North Wales tradesmen expected to make up just 25% of the 10,000 required to build the facility. The estimates have been criticised by Anglesey Council who said they represent “a lack of ambition” from the company. In its official response to the consultation, the authority also says the support it has previously expressed for Wylfa Newydd is not unequivocal.
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