Wylfa reactor may run to 2015

The operator of an existing nuclear reactor at Wylfa on Anglesey says it could continue producing power until 2015, later than expected. Meanwhile, the company behind the new 'Wylfa B' nuclear station is showing local businesses its plans today.

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Wylfa B conference held for potential suppliers and contractors

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.


Power station developers to share plans with local businesses

Horizon Nuclear Power is developing plans for a new power station in Wylfa

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.

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