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Bechtel JV to build Wales nuclear power station

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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.”

Readers' comments (1)

  • What a disaster. New nukes is totally the wrong way to go. Ask how much it took to decommission trawsfyndd. Ask if the new station has any insurance if there is an accident. Ask if the project has a fixed price and schedule delivery. Ask if it is morally right to make a hundred generation following this one to look after the waste.
    There has to be a no in there somewhere. So in my mind the project should be made to fail at get-go. we don't need it. It is not the ultimate renewable energy / intelligent grid/ interconnected grid strategy that is right for the UK.

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