RWE Npower Shows Wylfa B Potential for Local Business

by Claire Loveday, RWE npower

RWE npower is showing how a new Wylfa B nuclear power station on Anglesey could help businesses across North Wales prepare to tender for potential work.

The "drop-in" events aim to show the local supply chain, including small businesses, how they could support many areas of this major development project.

The sessions aim to detail a range of commercial opportunities arising over the coming years and will help show how small businesses can best prepare to take advantage of these opportunities as they unfold.

First up will be a meeting at the Wylfa Sports and Social Club on Tuesday 8 December from 12 midday until 8pm.

There will be a furrther meeting at Trawsfynydd Site Conference & Induction Centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog on Thursday 10 December from 12 midday until 8pm.

Members of the RWE npower team will be available at both venues to answer any questions from local businesses.

Alan Smith, nuclear development manager for RWE npower, said: "A new nuclear power station at Wylfa would bring many opportunities for local businesses.

It could create up to 5,000 jobs during construction and around 800 permanent operational, training, and maintenance roles, potentially increasing to 1000 including support staff."

Although it is likely that the major building phase will not start before 2013, there would be a range of opportunities before this for local firms, as RWE npower makes an assessment of the possibility of setting up a new nuclear power station at Wylfa.

Mr Smith added: "We are committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate and are holding these events to support local businesses and give them a chance to find out more about the commercial opportunities that will be available to them. I hope as many local people as possible will attend."

If you would like to attend an event could you please pre-register by calling 0845 136 0104 or emailing information(at)

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