The developer behind the planned £10bn nuclear power plant in Anglesey has brought in EDF generation development director to lead its nuclear operations team. Gwen Parry-Jones joins Wylfa developer Horizon as its director of nuclear operations after more than five years as head of generation at Hinkley-developer EDF. Ms Parry-Jones will start her role in April which see her lead work around developing the onsite development of the Wylfa site. The appointment comes after Horizon’s backers Hitachi completed a crucial government assessment for its ABWR reactor technology, and months before the project team submits its main planning permission. Ms Parry-Jones, who is from Anglesey, began her career working at Wylfa on the decommissioned Magnox power plant next door to the new Horizon site. Her 30-year career has seen her take on roles as station director at Heysham Nuclear Power station, Lancashire, before becoming EDF’s head of generation.
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