Seabed investigations under way at Wylfa Newydd

Detailed offshore ground investigation works are under way to gain a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the site of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on the Isle of Anglesey, UK. Construction of the plant – featuring two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors – is expected to begin around 2019.

“This work is another key technical step in Wylfa Newydd’s project development and will allow Horizon to reduce the volume of road haulage by bringing in many of the bulk materials and large components needed during construction via sea,” the company said.

It said 33 boreholes will be drilled in the area and the barges will be moved between the borehole locations “as and when necessary”. The team will also take on-shore samples at Porth-y-Pistyll, it noted.

Courtesy WNN
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