A proposed new nuclear power station in Wales has been shelved, delivering another hammer blow to the Government’s atomic energy ambitions following the collapse of Moorside. Mirroring the figures for the Moorside project, the construction workforce at Wylfa Newydd was due to peak at around 8,000 before making way for close to 1,000 operational jobs. Horizon had hoped to be generating enough electricity to supply 11 million homes by the mid-2020s. Now it is likely to lay off the majority of its 300-strong workforce while the project is mothballed. The unravelling of the Wylfa Newydd project has been closely watched in Cumbria, which is still reeling after the collapse of NuGen’s plans for a £15bn power station on land adjacent to Sellafield.
In Cumbria 17th Jan 2019 read more »