UK Minister announces grant and a commitment to the building of a new nuclear site on Anglesey
The history of Wylfa and nuclear energy on Anglesey
Firms behind a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey have withdrawn their plans.
Hundreds of business people have packed a conference in North Wales today to see just how a new nuclear power station could boost Anglesey's economy - and the finances and job prospects of the suppliers across the region.
Building the new Wylfa B reactor may be one of Wales' most controversial developments with some fierce opposition.
Today, the nuclear firm Horizon saw how many suppliers and industries want to be a part of that project.
Rob Shelley reports.
An existing nuclear reactor on Anglesey could continue producing power until December 2015, according to its operator.
Wylfa was expected to shut down in 2014.
On its website today, operator Magnox said the plans are subject to Periodic Safety Review (PSR) approval.
Reactor 2 at the site was shut down last year.
The company behind plans to build a new power station at Wylfa on Anglesey will share its vision for the site with local businesses today.
Horizon Nuclear Power is holding two events, one in Llandudno and one in Gloucester, to give local businesses a chance to see what opportunities are available.
There will be presentations from Horizon's chief operating officer and the chief executive of Hitachi, as well as a key note speech from Economy, Science and Transport minister Edwina Hart AM.
The events are expected to attract around 200 business delegates, as well as a range of industry bodies including the Energy Island Programme, the National Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre Nuclear, and the Nuclear Industry Association.
There are hopes on Anglesey tonight that a new developer could sign up for the massive Wylfa B nuclear power station scheme within days.
The Japanese industrial giants GE Hitachi are said to be interested - and independent commentators suggest a deal could be agreed as early as this week.
Russia's state nuclear operator Rosatom is reportedly interested in a bid to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey.
There are reports that Russia's state nuclear operator Rosatom is ready to step in to deliver a new nuclear power station on Anglesey.
Developers E.ON and RWE pulled out of plans to build 'Wylfa B' last month, leaving the project - and the thousands of jobs it promised to bring to North Wales - in doubt.
Meetings are taking place on Anglesey to find a solution to the problems facing the Wylfa B project. The two companies backing the project, RWE npower and E.on pulled out yesterday.
They are meeting with representatives from the council as well as the local AM and MP.
The Assembly Member for Angelsey, Ieuan Wyn Jones, says that whilst delayed, the project should go ahead as three years of preparatory work has already been done. He said that two French firms including EDF and a Swedish company had shown interest in the project at the time Horizon was formed.
He says that RWE npower and E.on faced problems that other companies wouldn't when working to make the Wylfa B project work.