Horizon builds team to deliver new nuclear at Wylfa

Horizon Nuclear Power has called on US nuclear utility Exelon to provide  expertise as it develops its plans to build a new nuclear plant, Wylfa Nywedd, in Wales. Horizon is planning to apply for a site licence for the project.

Exelon Generation operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the USA. It will provide four specialists, with over a century of collective experience, to provide expertise in engineering, maintenance, operations and training. Horizon said they would support Horizon’s Safety & Generation Director, Greg Evans, as Horizon develops its own nuclear operating model.

This month Horizon also announced two new appointments to the board of Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd. They are William Doig, previously generation director at British Energy and station director at Torness, and now a power & energy consultant at Grove Consulting, and Dr Ken Petrunik, who was chief programme officer leading ENEC contracting and oversight of KEPCO for the delivery of four nuclear power plants. Prior to this, Ken was with Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL). Both will join the board as independent non-executive directors.