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Read the latest Community Update
Click here to download a copy of Horizon Nuclear Power’s latest Community Update newsletter (November 2013), which provides information on the development of proposals for a new nuclear power station near Oldbury-on-Severn – a year on since plans resumed under new owners Hitachi.
If you have any queries or issues you would like to raise with Horizon, please call their usual Freephone number 0800 130 3125 or email:
For more information go to: www.horizonnuclearpower.com
You can write to: Horizon Nuclear Power, 5210 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Delta Way, Gloucester, GL3 4FE.
Talks to local groups
Members of the Horizon Oldbury development team have given a number of presentations on our proposals to local groups and organisations, with further talks scheduled.
The meetings are a great way for Horizon to bring local people up to date and provide an opportunity for members of each group to raise any specific issues or concerns they may have about the project.
As part of their continued programme of local engagement they are keen to schedule more of these individual events and would like to hear from more local groups or organisations who would be interested in meeting with them.
Horizon Nuclear Power plans to develop around 6,000 MW of new low-carbon nuclear power by 2025 across their two sites at Wylfa on Anglesey and near Oldbury-on Severn, South Gloucestershire.
At Oldbury 150 hectares of land owned by Horizon adjacent to the existing Magnox nuclear power station, has been included in the Government's draft list of sites deemed strategically suitable for new nuclear development.
They believe this site provides all the essential requirements of, and is a good location for, a potential new nuclear plant.
The site boasts a strong history of nuclear power generation, an experienced local skills base, good strategic transport links and good connection into the electricity transmission network.
Horizon expects to make a final investment decision in 2018 and reach commercial operation within the first half of the 2020s. The company expects to launch its first phase of formal planning consultation in the latter part of 2014.
About the technology:
The Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology which Horizon will develop is in the early stages of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA).
Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology has already been licensed in other countries and is the only advanced nuclear technology (Generation III.PLUS) in operation in the world. Currently, there are four ABWRs in operation In Japan, built to time and budget.
Click here to download an technology factsheet (.pdf, 476kB).
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK, and was put up for sale by its founders in March 2012. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totalled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion).
Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com