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Wylfa project worth £20bn scrapped and thus brings nuclear supply chain fears

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£20bn nuclear power station project at Wylfa

The industrial giant of Japan, Hitachi has confirmed it will no longer proceed with its £20bn nuclear power station project at Wylfa in north Wales. The activity on the Wylfa Newydd project was suspended in 2019. This happened after funding negotiations with the Government hit uncertainty.

Hitachi has already written to Isle of Anglesey council confirming it is walking away from dropping the scheme. The project would have sustained 9,000 jobs bringing a big economic boost to North Wales and was expected to receive a development consent order at the end of this month. The decision from Hitachi was a shock to the nuclear engineering industry.

Sizewell C was brought forward by the firms, and by many which were also involved with Wylfa. All of them said it was now essential that Sizewell C advanced to construction to protect the nuclear engineering supply chain.

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