Horizon Nuclear Power is seeking the views of the public over three potential sites earmarked for development in the north and west of the island. The firm behind plans for an £8bn nuclear power station has unveiled where it hopes to provide accommodation for the thousands of workers needed for its construction. Horizon Nuclear Power is seeking the views of the public over it’s newest consultation document which earmarks three possible sites in northern and western Anglesey, as well as the power station site itself. It is expected that as many as 9,000 workers will be needed to build the Wylfa Newydd station, with only around 2,300 based near enough to commute. The plant is not expected to start generating until at least 2025, with the first construction workers expected in around two years time, pending the necessary permission being granted.
Daily Post 27th Jan 2016 read more »
Construction in Wales will grow at nearly three times the UK average in the next five years, a study indicates. The Construction Skills Network forecast has predicted an annual average growth rate of 7.1% in Wales and 2.5% for the rest of the UK. More than 27,000 jobs will be created, the research suggested. Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, major road schemes across Wales and Cardiff Central Square are among the projects expected to contribute to the growth.
BBC 27th Jan 2016 read more »