Ground studies successfully completed at Wylfa

Horizon Nuclear Power has completed the site works element of its intermediate ground investigations at Wylfa, with the focus now turning to analysing the information gathered.

The works, which started in February this year and were completed in July, build on previous ground investigations conducted in 2009 and 2010 and were designed to help the team develop a clear understanding of the geological properties of the site being proposed for the new nuclear power station.
Various studies have been completed including geophysical survey, borehole drilling, trench excavations and water monitoring.
Alan Smith, Head of Site Development at Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “The completion of these ground investigations is another important milestone in the ongoing development of our proposals and the information we’ve collected will give us vital insights about the geological make up of the site. The next stage is to interpret and analyse the data we’ve collected and then begin our preparations for the next phase of exploratory ground assessment works.”
Gravel access roads have been installed to aid future site investigations and all borehole and excavation sites from the current stage of ground investigations have been made good by the project team on completion.
Anybody who has questions about the project can contact the Wylfa team by calling the project information line on 0800 954 9516 or emailing

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