Click here to download a copy of Horizon Nuclear Power’s latest Community Update newsletter (June 2014), 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.
Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed the announcement from the European Commission which helps clears the way for EDF’s new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.
Following an inquiry and consultation by the Commission into the terms of EDF's Investment Contract with the UK Government, the Commission has ruled that the modified Contract is compatible with European Union State Aid rules. A separate inquiry will be undertaken if and when Horizon secures its own 'Contract for Difference' with the UK Government.
Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon said: “This ruling is a huge boost for the UK nuclear new build programme which demonstrates the robustness of the model the UK Government has put in place to bring forward low carbon investment and underlines the attractiveness of the UK market for new nuclear. As the next UK developer in line, we take great confidence from the decision.”
“We look forward to working with all parties, including the UK Government, as we continue to make strong progress towards delivering new clean, secure and affordable electricity for the UK.”
The decision comes as Horizon is undertaking a 10-week period of public consultation on its new build plans at its lead site, Wylfa Newydd. The consultation is the first major step in the planning process for the development and will cover all aspects of Horizon's proposals, taking in everything from construction, to transport, to how the proposals might affect the Welsh language and the economy of the region: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/consultation.
Horizon Nuclear Power is a UK energy company developing a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country’s need for sustainable low carbon energy. We are a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd planning to deliver at least 5,400MW of electricity, at our proposed sites, Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.
Horizon’s developments represent multibillion pound investments in Anglesey and South Gloucestershire. They are expected to create up to 1,000 jobs at each site during operation, with a construction workforce of around 4,000, peaking at 8,500 for a short period.
Wylfa Newydd is Horizon’s first site and we aim to secure initial electricity generation at Wylfa Newydd in the first half of the 2020s, with Oldbury to follow. No decisions have yet been made about our Oldbury project and the go ahead would not happen until we’ve carried out formal consultation with local people, allowing them to have their say and help shape our proposals. We're working on the detailed timescales for this.
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You can write to: Horizon Nuclear Power, 5210 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Delta Way, Gloucester, GL3 4FE.
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.