horizon launches new film highlighting its offshore studies

Horizon Nuclear Power has released a film showing the work it has been conducting offshore as part of its planning for Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey.

The studies – carried out at Porth-y-pistyll close to Cemlyn Bay – are vital in helping Horizon understand the geological conditions of the seabed in the area.

The results will allow the company to develop its final proposals for the cooling water intake structure, a Marine Offloading Facility (MOLF) and a new breakwater.

Making use of drone footage gathered by North Wales aerial filming specialists Clwydian Films, the film explains how the work is carried out in challenging offshore conditions and how the company captures and uses the information gathered.

The studies were carried out with support from site characterisation specialists Fugro and the geotechnical team from engineering consultant Atkins.

Charlie Tasker, Head of Construction at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “While we’ll be submitting an application to the Government to build Wylfa Newydd next year, there’s still plenty of work to be done on site to prepare the way for construction.

“This year’s detailed offshore ground investigation work was one of 2016’s major milestones and we wanted to show people what’s involved and why it’s important.

“We’re hoping that the film encourages people of all ages to take a closer look at our work, and maybe get inspired about Horizon as a future career option.”

Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.

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