Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

300 - 380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 January 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Following the cancellation of two deals to build two new nuclear power stations, energy company Horizon Nuclear Power has launched a redundancy process. The company was involved with the design and building of the new Wylfa plant on Anglesey and the design of a new plant at Oldbury on Severn. The news means that between 300 and 380 workers will be made redundant - 300 from the head office in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, 50 at Anglesey and 30 at Oldbury. There has been no timescale reported for the redundancies. Unions have expressed dismay over the cancellation. Greenpeace stated that the government is realising that renewables rather than nuclear are the future.



Eurofound (2019), Horizon Nuclear Power, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96685, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96685.