Wylfa – Government ‘very keen’ to find developer for ‘world’s best nuclear site’. In the House of Lords yesterday, Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist emphasised that “while naturally disappointed that Horizon are not going to go ahead”, the government is still looking to develop the site. “Wylfa is probably the best nuclear site currently available globally and the government is still very keen to find a developer,” she said. “Any other developer will need to make a fresh development consent order relevant to their own technology. We are keen to discuss new build projects with any companies willing to develop these sites.” NCE understands that government talks are still ongoing with a Bechtel-led consortium about delivering a nuclear power plant on the site.
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The Interim Chief Executive Officer at UK SMR Consortium Tom Samson spoke to Business Live and gave the message that the site itself remains very much on the agenda for SMR. UK SMR aims to accelerate deployment of a fleet of small modular reactor power stations across the UK and is led by Rolls-Royce. He said: “Nuclear can absolutely play a huge role on Anglesey – this is the end of the road for Hitachi but not the end of the road for Wylfa. This remains a good site for nuclear in the UK. Wylfa can be part of the nuclear future in the UK.” But he said this latest failure showed that the way schemes are funded had to change.
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