A leading power firm has secured a grid connection for a new nuclear power station and acquired options to buy farmland next to an existing nuclear site. Npower said the connection at Anglesey in North Wales could see enough electricity generated to supply more than five million homes. The firm, owned by German giant RWE, said it also had options to buy land at Wylfa, near the Magnox nuclear power station, which is due to close next year, but would consult residents before making any firm plans.
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RWE has unveiled plans for massive new nuclear capacity in Wales by obtaining grid connections for 3.6 gigawatts of electricity and buying up land for up to three new atomic power stations.
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LAND at Heysham Power Stations’ site could be used for a brand new nuclear power plant, it has been confirmed. The official announcement of the potential new plant – reported previously as a possibility in The Visitor – came as part of French power giant EDF’s takeover of the Heysham site’s parent company, British Energy. EDF gained European approval for its £12.5billion takeover last week and the sell-off of one site for a new plant – either Heysham or Dungeness in Kent – was part of the deal.
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COMPANIES involved in the booming nuclear sector today unveiled expansion plans for their operations in Cheshire. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is returning to Warrington’s Birchwood Park, 10 years after it sold the complex to property giant MEPC.
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