Cwmni Egino set for ‘crucial role’ on Trawsfynydd site | Wales Property News
Cwmni Egino has a “crucial role” to play in realizing the potential of the Trawsfynydd site, according to a senior minister, where it is looking to bring small scale nuclear technology.
The Welsh Government development company was established in 2021 to bring forward potential new projects to generate electricity and further options to maximize the opportunities of the plot.
As part of this, it was recently confirmed that Cwmni Egino is embarking on a program to bring small scale nuclear technology to Trawsfynydd, with work on site being targeted to begin in 2027.
It also has the potential to include a medical radioisotope research reactor to produce radionuclides for use in cancer diagnostics and treatment.
The company is working with the landowner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), to progress proposals for the siting of new nuclear development at Trawsfynydd.
North Wales Minister Lesley Griffiths said: “North Wales has the potential to be a true leader in producing low-carbon energy and Cwmni Egino’s plans are a vital part of this, bringing high quality jobs and opportunities to the region.
“I have been pleased to meet the team at the site and hear about the progress being made on proposals, which would see Trawsfynydd be the site of the first small modular reactor under construction in the UK.
“Much work is ahead, but these are exciting and ambitious plans which can boost skills development and deliver real benefits for the area.”
Cwmni Egino chief executive Alan Raymant added: “It was a pleasure to meet the minister at Trawsfynydd last week, and we are extremely grateful for the Welsh Government’s continued support.
“As well as helping to meet energy demands and Net Zero targets, we have an exciting opportunity at Trawsfynydd to deliver lasting benefits to local communities, as well as promote the supply chain, skills development and socio-economic growth in the wider North Wales region and beyond.
“Our focus will remain heavily on delivering these benefits as we develop the business case for investment and progress the development.”