Horizon Nuclear Power has announced that the new nuclear power station it plans to build on Anglesey in Wales will be called ‘Wylfa Newydd.’

The name, which means ‘New Wylfa,’ draws on the heritage of the existing Wylfa facility and recognises the opportunities and benefits the new plant will bring to the island in the years ahead.

The new name was unveiled during an evening reception held on Anglesey with key local partners and stakeholders on 14 November. The project had previously been referred to as Wylfa B.

Horizon, which was acquired by Hitachi in November 2012, said that designs are being worked up for two Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units at the Wylfa Newydd site. These proposals, along with more details on the construction timetable, will be set out in detail in the second half of 2014.