Horizon has today announced that it has completed the purchase of land which is key to the development of its proposed new nuclear power station near Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.
The land is being purchased by Horizon Nuclear Power Oldbury Limited from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), under terms agreed in the 2009 land auction.
Horizon is working towards a total development of around 6GW of secure, affordable low-carbon energy across its two sites – Oldbury and Wylfa on Anglesey in North Wales – which could mean thousands of jobs for UK workers.
Horizon Chief Operating Officer Alan Raymant commented:
“Completion of our land purchase at Oldbury is another important step for our project and means that we can look forward to developing a strong and successful project in South Gloucestershire.
“Wylfa is our lead site and, as we reach key milestones on the project over the coming months, we will be able to share more information on our approach for Oldbury.”