The Japanese company Hitachi has pledged to build a nuclear power station in north Wales more quickly and cheaply than EDF’s troubled Hinkley Point project. Duncan Hawthorne, chief executive of Hitachi’s Horizon Nuclear Power venture, said its Wylfa plant on Anglesey should be powering homes before Hinkley because it was based on tried and tested technology. “Our technology is more mature,” he said. “It’s not a paper reactor, it’s a real reactor. We’ve done this before and we know when we build it, it will operate well.”
Times 28th Aug 2016 read more »
The Japanese company behind the planned new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey wants the Prime Minister to confirm she is committed to the project, according to reports. Hitachi is concerned that Theresa May might pull the plug on the project after her surprise last-minute decision to call in the Hinkley Point project for review. Horizon, the Hitachi subsidiay that is hoping to build the Wylfa Newydd plant, has already asked for and received assurances that the Anglesey scheme is not under a similar threat. But, according to Horizon’s chief exectuive Duncan Hawthorne, a statement of support from the Prime Minister would go a long way to calming nerves in Japan.
Wales Online 29th Aug 2016 read more »