In a significant move towards bolstering the UK’s energy security and economic growth, Wylfa in Anglesey has been identified as the government’s preferred site for the nation’s third mega-nuclear power station!

This is the latest step the government have made in their clean energy drive, with new Nuclear facilities at Hinkley and Sizewell already being constructed, a new Uranium Enrichment Facility announced in the previous 2 weeks, and new technology across Rolls Royce SMRs, the STEP project in East Yorkshire currently in concept, and Molten Salt Reactors amongst many of the ideas in concept.

The new venture aims to mirror the scale of existing nuclear power stations like Hinkley in Somerset and Sizewell in Suffolk. Reviving Wylfa’s nuclear legacy, the project promises to bring thousands of jobs and significant investment to the area, catalysing local economic growth. The North Wales coast, with its proximity to cooling water and rich nuclear heritage, offers an ideal location for this initiative.

This is all in support of the UK’s plan to quadruple its nuclear capacity to 24GW by 2050, creating 40,000 new jobs in the industry in the process.

The Government’s announcement of Wylfa as its preferred site for the mega nuclear power station is brilliant news for Wales and in particular the local economy.

This coupled with the recent commitment for Capenhurst and Sizewell C represents the direction of travel for the UK and significantly strengthens the plans for the nation’s energy independence.

Our MD, Jon Law says – ‘As a group ES Steel Solutions and Employment Solutions have a rich history of supporting both the Nuclear and Defence sectors. At ES Steel Solutions our strategy is simple, to continue to build upon the reputation we have fostered as being the trusted installation delivery partner across the industry.

Using our sister company Employment Solutions, we will continue to leverage the group’s core capabilities of identifying and placing the best Nuclear SQEP engineering and technical resources from across the UK, supplementing our existing workforce.’

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