Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Anglesey site for Horizon reactor

The Horizon joint venture of energy firms Eon and RWE has confirmed its first nuclear power station will be built at Wylfa on Anglesey.

The site has been selected ahead of Oldbury in Gloucestershire and if completed on schedule would start generating power in 2020.

It would become the third new nuclear station to be completed, following EdF’s Hinkley Point and Sizewell C stations which are expected to begin generating in 2017 and 2018.

EdF expects to submit its application for Hinkley Point C to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) on 2 August. The Sizewell C application will follow on 1 June 2011.

Horizon aims to put in its Wylfa application in the first quarter of 2012 and its Oldbury application in the second quarter of 2014.

Jobs created

Horizon chief operating officer Alan Raymant said each development would create around 5,000 jobs during the construction period.

Horizon has yet to announce which reactor model it will use. It is currently assessing EdF’s EPR and Westinghouse’s AP1000.

Meanwhile, EdF has confirmed that planning applications for groundworks and a jetty to receive aggregate to the construction site at Hinkley Point have not yet been presented to West Somerset Council and the Department for Transport respectively. Approval for major works will be sought from the IPC.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.