POTENTIAL investors have until the end of the month to submit their bids to build Wylfa B nuclear plant.
Bidders have until September 28 to bid for Horizon Nuclear Power consortium set up by RWE npower and E-On to build the new station.
Meanwhile, new Welsh Secretary David Jones said during a visit to the current Wylfa site in Cemaes Bay yesterday (Thursday, September 13) said there was a “tremendous amount” of interest from potential investors.
He said: “I take the view that Wylfa is absolutely crucial to the economy of Anglesey and I think there’s a great deal of good will good will on the island towards it.
“It’s important too in that it’s a major energy generator and it’s vitally important for our national infrastructure that it’s renewed.”
Mr Jones said he was disappointed that RWE npower and E-on withdrew from the Wylfa B project earlier this year, but added the withdrawal was not due to any problems with the site.
However, he added: “Wylfa is widely recognised as the best nuclear site in the country - the difficulties were of course in Germany and problems which are well known.
Mr Jones said he wanted to visit the station as his first official engagement to underline the UK Government’s commitment to Wylfa.
He added: “One of the things we in the Wales Office have done is to entertain the potential bidders and to assure them through our local knowledge that not only is the British Government behind the proposal, but that they would come to a very welcoming environment with a local authority and a population that is familiar with nuclear power, and values the jobs that it provides.”