Horizon Nuclear Power has confirmed that Menter Newydd, a joint venture of US giant Bechtel, Japanese firm JGC Corporation and Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is to deliver the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in Wales.
The advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) will be the fifth used by Hitachi in a nuclear power station.
The process of securing deals with sub-contractors is now starting and site development work at Anglesey is also continuing. Horizon says it project remains on track to complete its regulatory Generic Design Assessment by the end of 2017.
Menter Newydd project director Malcolm Twist said: “This is a very strong team. All the partners are proven at the highest level, and I’m delighted we’ve established the balance of expertise to safely deliver for Horizon, on-cost and on-schedule. We expect to begin firming up relationships with our main sub-contractors – many of them British – very soon.”