A UK visa system for EU migrants after Brexit should be linked to large infrastructure projects, those behind a new Welsh nuclear plant have said. Horizon Nuclear Power officials told MPs that “some kind of project-specific visa arrangements” would be required. The company said a sizeable contingent of EU workers would be needed to build Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey. Energy Minister Richard Harrington said an assessment of Brexit’s impact on the nuclear sector would soon be published. Horizon hopes to submit its main planning application, known as a development consent order, for the £10bn power station later this year. In total, 8,350 construction workers will be required to build the plant near Cemaes. Ben Russell, the head of policy and external affairs at Horizon, was giving evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee at Westminster.
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