Deal sought to build two nuclear power plants

UK-Japan News June 2018

A computerised rendition of the proposed Wylfa Newydd complex • PHOTO: HORIZON NUCLEAR POWER

The UK government Hitachi Ltd. are continuing talks to reach a deal for two new nuclear power plants in Wales, The Japan Times reported on 28 May. The Wylfa Newydd complex would help fill the UK’s nuclear energy gap, as most of the country’s 15 reactors are set to be retired by 2030.

Hitachi, through its British nuclear arm Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd., aims to start operating the facility in the first half of the 2020s, if approval is given, the report said.

Meanwhile, in late May a group of anti-nuclear protestors travelled from Wales to Japan to hand a petition against Wylfa Newydd to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, according to a BBC report.