Hearing on Horizon’s nuclear power plant plans opens on Anglesey. Tuesday saw the start of a six month long formal examination over plans to build a multi-billion pound nuclear power station on Anglesey. Mona Showground has opened its doors to three days of hearings as part of Horizon Nuclear Power’s Development Consent Order (DCO) application to build Wylfa Newydd – a nuclear plant with a capacity of generating enough power for about five million homes. The five member panel, led by Frances Fernandes, will consider and make a recommendation on the proposed power station to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK Government), Greg Clark. Among the parties given a chance to put forward their views will be Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils, North Wales Police and Natural Resources Wales. Further issue specific hearings will also be held next year, with the process set to conclude in April, but a final decision may not be made for what could be 18 months. As the ‘Host Local Authority’, Anglesey Council will play a key role in the DCO examination process. The council’s Chief Executive, Dr Gwynne Jones, said: “For more than a decade now, the County Council has adopted and maintained a supportive position in respect of potential Nuclear New Build on the Island. “However, as stated on numerous occasions, this support will not come at any cost and we’ll use the formal DCO examination to seek the best outcome for those communities nearest to the development site, Anglesey and North Wales.” Council Leader, Cllr Llinos Medi, added: “The Wylfa Newydd power station is a huge energy infrastructure project of national significance. The sheer scale and complexity of the DCO application cannot be underestimated and its examination is vital. “Our priority remains the same. We are committed to safeguarding and securing the best deal for local communities and people if Wylfa Newydd is given the go-ahead.
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Hoping to start construction in 2020, Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe has appointed three companies to help it build the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on Anglesey in Wales. The plant is being built by another subsidiary, Horizon Nuclear Power, for which Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe will act as the architect and engineer, and will supply its third generation Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs). It has appointed Atkins, a subsidiary of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, to handle the project’s civil engineering. Houston-based engineer Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) will work on project controls, and Aberdeen engineer Wood will provide support in the areas of technical specifications, procurement and design integration.
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