BIDDERS have come forward with their final offers for the Wylfa site on Anglesey.
Two companies are reported to have submitted their bids for the Horizon
Nuclear Power contract, which includes the Wylfa site as well as another power station at Oldbury in Glouctershire.
American energy giants Westinghouse and Japanese-American partnership GE Hitachi have both come forward with bids.
French firm Areva in partnership with the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation were early favourites expected to make an offer, however, the consortium pulled out before the dealine on Friday.
Horizon has been up for auction since German owners E.On and RWE npower decided to sell their UK energy assets in the UK after reviewing their business objectives in March this year.
Both E.On and npower were invited to comment but declined “as the process is still ongoing”.
Activist group People Against Wylfa B (PAWB) has come out with strong criticism of the prospect of a new Wylfa site.
A spokesperson said:“Nuclear energy is getting more expensive by the minute. Financial experts actually warn aghainst investment in nuclear energy.
“The economy is bad. Anglesey shouldn’t put all its eggs in one very dangerous nuclear basket.
“Alternatively, PAWB’s Anglesey Manifesto notes 2500 to 3000 new, sustainable and safe job opportunities.”
The group were also concerned about the safety and environmental issues that come with Nuclear power, claiming that the Nuclear waste produced at Wylfa B would be twice as radioactive as the waste from Wylfa A.
The site will continue to produce electricity until September 2014, or until the current supply of fuel runs dry.
The future of the site has been a central issue on the island ever since its closure was announced in 2006.