Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met at Hitachi headquarters in Japan yesterday to meet with representatives to discuss Wylfa Newydd’s future.
Last month, the decision was made to suspend the project after Hitachi failed to come to a mutual acceptable deal with the UK Government over funding support for the project. However, UK Government remains in talks with Hitachi and hope that a new deal could persuade the Japanese company back.
Following the meeting, Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:
“I am grateful to Hitachi for the constructive meeting today to discuss options for their future plans in Wales. “While I fully recognise their decision was a disappointment to people on Anglesey and across North Wales, the UK Government remains committed to developing a broad-based, resilient economy. We believe that nuclear has an important role to play in the UK’s future energy mix as we transition to a low-carbon economy, but any future offer must represent good value for both the taxpayer and the consumer. I look forward to future discussions on Wylfa’s new nuclear future and will continue to push for greater investment and additional job creation across North Wales.”
The meeting forms a key part of Secretary Cairn’s visit to Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka where he’ll meet with Japanese businesses who have significant investments in Wales.
Alun will set out the UK Government’s commitment to supporting Japanese investment in Wales the opportunities ahead as we prepare to leave the E.U.
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