The company behind plans to build a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey has started an investigation of the seabed. Horizon Nuclear Power said the work will give it a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the proposed Wylfa Newydd site. Samples will be taken from the seabed and coastline throughout July and August. The company claims the £8bn plant will employ 1,000 people once it begins working in the first half of the 2020s.
BBC 4th July 2016 read more »
Work by Horizon will investigate if seabed suitable for cooling water intake structure, a Marine Offloading Facility (or MOLF) and breakwater. Horizon Nuclear Power has started its detailed offshore ground investigation works to gain a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the proposed Wylfa Newydd site. Alongside subsea specialists Fugro Geoservices Ltd, and supported by Atkins’ geotechnical team, Horizon will be carrying out the offshore research throughout July and August to take samples from the seabed and coastline. Two barges, which are floating drilling platforms, will be positioned in the near shore area of the sea at Porth-y-Pistyll, adjacent to the existing Magnox station.
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