A project to build a huge nuclear power station in north Wales is to be wound down by the end of March, threatening hopes of its resurrection via a sale.
Japan’s Hitachi has told staff it will shut its Horizon subsidiary, which was to build a £20bn nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, by March 31. That could scupper a sale of the site, despite interest from bidders including a US consortium of Bechtel, Southern Company and Westinghouse, and dent Britain’s clean energy aims.
Hitachi said in September it would not proceed with the plan, despite having put £2bn into it, but the haste to shut it down and dismiss remaining staff has sparked concern.
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January 11, 2021 at 07:17AM