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Nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd to be examined by the Welsh Affairs Committee

16 September 2021

The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold a one-off evidence session hearing the latest on a new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd, following the failure of the Horizon scheme.

Purpose of the session

MPs will examine the support needed by the sector to develop new power stations and the likelihood of a new developer delivering a nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd. The Committee will consider the current nuclear situation in Wales and the UK and the role of nuclear in the future energy mix.

Over four panels, the Committee will consider the state of the nuclear sector with industry experts, hear from prospective developers, and end the session hearing from the lead policy expert at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on how nuclear fits with the Government’s green agenda.

Witnesses

Thursday 23 September

From 9:30am

  • Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of Nuclear Industry Association
  • Dr Paul Howarth, Chief Executive of the National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Professor Laurence Williams OBE, Ser Cymru Professor of Nuclear Policy and Regulation at Bangor University

From 10:15

  • Barbara Rusinko, President of the Nuclear, Security and Environment Division at Bechtel
  • Ivan Baldwin, Business Development Director at Bechtel
  • David Durham, President of Energy Systems at Westinghouse
  • Lindsay Roche, Director of Government affairs at Westinghouse UK

From 10:45

  • Simon Forster, Director of Shearwater

From 11:15

  • Declan Burke, Director of Nuclear Projects and Development at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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