The firm behind a multi billion pound nuclear plant has denied reports that it plans to sell the Anglesey site to a Chinese corporation. According to reports over the weekend, the US government has warned Hitachi, the parent company of Horizon Nuclear Power, not to sell the Wylfa Newydd site to the Chinese government. The Times reported the intervention as a sign of escalating tensions between America and China. But when contacted, a spokesman for Horizon Nuclear Power said: “We don’t comment on speculation.
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A new partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and M-SParc will help support clean energy innovation in North Wales. The Menai Science Park (M-SParc) on the Isle of Anglesey is part of Bangor University, with the mission of developing the region’s knowledge-based economy. Bangor University is also home to the Nuclear Futures Institute (NFI), which aims to support North Wales to become a global centre in nuclear technology. By joining the Nuclear AMRC as a Tier Two member, M-SParc will foster collaboration between the centre and researchers at Bangor, covering commercial and collaborative R&D projects into nuclear materials, controls and instrumentation, digital technology and modularisation.
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The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Hitachi Ltd. not to sell its nuclear power project in Britain to China due to security concerns, The Sunday Times has reported. China General Nuclear Power Corp., the country’s largest state-owned nuclear power company, is keen to acquire the project, according to the British newspaper. In January 2019, Hitachi decided to suspend plans to build a nuclear power plant on the British island of Anglesey in Wales. Last August, Washington added China General Nuclear and affiliates to its list of foreign businesses to which U.S. companies are effectively barred from exporting products. The move, aimed at preventing advanced U.S. technology from being used for military purposes by Beijing, followed similar U.S. moves against telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co.
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