Horizon announces operational training support partner

From left to right Dr Ian Rees, Executive Director, Business Development, Gr?p Llandrillo Menai; Francisco Sanchez, Safety, Operation & Training Services Director, Tecnatom; Francisco Javier Guerra, Chief Executive Officer, Tecnatom; Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon; Professor Paul Spencer,Dean of College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Bangor University; Greg Evans, Operations Director, Horizon and a scale model of the ABWR reactor
Left to right: Dr Ian Rees, Executive Director, Business Development, Gr?p Llandrillo Menai; Francisco Sanchez, Safety, Operation & Training Services Director, Tecnatom; Francisco Javier Guerra, Chief Executive, Tecnatom; Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive, Horizon; Professor Paul Spencer,Dean of College of Physical and Applied Sciences, Bangor University; Greg Evans, Operations Director, Horizon and a scale model of the ABWR

Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its lead project Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales.

Tecnatom which provides training services to a range of nuclear power stations around the world, will lead a training support team comprising GEN II Engineering and Technology Training Ltd and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Collectively they bring a vast amount of global experience both in nuclear operations training generally and in ABWR reactor operations training specifically.

Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer at Horizon said, “We are delighted to be partnering with the Tecnatom training support team. It is particularly well qualified as they have a wealth of experience and are well used to working with personnel from a range of different cultures globally often in bi-lingual communities. This is especially important as the vast majority of our operations workforce will come from Anglesey delivering on our commitment to provide work opportunities for three generations on the island.”