Hitachi to build 6 GigaWatt of nuclear power in UK
E.ON and RWE to withdraw, Chinese consortium lost bid
One of the bidders was a joint venture between China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group and China National Nuclear Corporation, however dropped out of the competition.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) will reportedly be undertaken by a joint venture of Hitachi Ltd (株式会社日立製作所), Babcock, Rolls-Royce, and SNC-Lavalin Group.
UK is planning to invest £110 billion to replace existing nuclear power stations with modern designs.
Horizon Nuclear Power was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between E.ON and RWE npower with the plan to build a nuclear power station with 6 GigaWatt capacity on a site close to the Oldbury and Wylfa nuclear power stations.
Wylfa nuclear power station is located near Wylfa Newydd (Isle of Anglesey) and can be found here on Google-Maps.
Oldbury nuclear power station is located about 23 miles from Bristol (UK), Oldbury (South Gloucestershire, on the banks of the Severn Estuary), and can be found here on Google-Maps.
Horizon Nuclear Power plans:
- Wylfa Newydd (Isle of Anglesey): two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (WBWRs) planned delivering 2.7 GigaWatt
- Oldbury (South Gloucestershire): 2.7 GigaWatt planned
Hitachi Ltd (株式会社日立製作所) aims to grow its nuclear business to YEN 360 billion/year (approx US$ 3 billion) by 2021.
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