A SMALLER, more streamlined nuclear power station requiring 2000 fewer construction jobs for Anglesey could be on the cards if new design plans for Wylfa Newydd meet approval. Horizon Nuclear Power is presenting its plans for a more compact power station which needs fewer buildings, as part of the new phase of multi-million pound Anglesey project. However, at the peak of its construction, it is still anticipated that WylfaNewydd will need around 8,000 people, of which about a minimum of a quarter is anticipated would be local. People are being asked to give their views, at libraries and other locations across the island, as Horizon launches its third formal consultation, from Wednesday, May 24 until June 22. Key changes include fewer buildings – requiring fewer builders – and more facilities being shared between the twin reactors, instead of having individual builds for each one. Also suggested is a single, temporary workers’ accommodation campus with up to 4,000 beds at the construction site, near Cemaes, a Welsh language and culture co-ordinator, the development of an employment and skills service and a tourism and marketing programme.
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