Hitachi Appoints Three Wylfa Newydd Partners

Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd., (HNE) said Monday that it had appointed three additional partners to support delivery of Wylfa Newydd project in the United Kingdom, noting that each of the three were "a significant UK employer."

Wylfa NewyddAssuming a successful project outcome, Hitachi will deliver the Nuclear Island and Architect Engineering for the proposed Wylfa Newydd development on the Isle of Anglesey, under contract to Horizon Nuclear Power, which, like Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is a Hitachi, Ltd. subsidiary, the company said in a statement.

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, will support on Civil Engineering design for the Nuclear Island; KBR will work on Project Controls; and Wood, a UK headquartered global engineering firm, will support Architect Engineering, HNE said.

According to project director Eric Chassard Wood, has been involved in every nuclear new build in UK history. KBR and Atkins are also "world leaders in their fields," he said.

"The pedigree, expertise and detailed knowledge of all three partners are second to none," he said.

Once completed, the Wylfa Newydd plant is expected to produce around some 2.9GW of electricity, while providing "once-in-a-generation economic opportunities for the UK nuclear industry, and the region of North West Wales," the company said.

Concerning the project, Horizon Nuclear Power is developing plans to build at least 5.8GW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with a construction workforce expected to peak at 9,000.

Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd. - in collaboration with Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. - will work under contract to Horizon as Architect Engineer for the project, and as provider of Engineering and Procurement for the Nuclear Island. The Architect Engineer is responsible for design integration and technical consistency across all aspects of the plant.

Each partner will operate directly under contract to Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd. and these contracts reflect the significant work underway to support preparation for construction of the plant.

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