Hitachi has stressed the importance to its UK nuclear business of a “one team” project management structure based on collaboration between three companies. Hitachi, which acquired Horizon Nuclear Power in 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary, is partnering with US and Japanese engineering firms Bechtel and JGC. Horizon aims to provide at least 5.4 GWe of new capacity across two sites – Wylfa Newydd, which is on the Isle of Anglesey, and Oldbury-on-Severn, in South Gloucestershire – by deploying Hitachi-GE UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs). Hitachi plans to make a final investment decision on the project in 2019 and to start operation of the first unit in the first half of the 2020s. Horizon announced in May last year it had appointed a joint venture responsible for construction of the Wylfa Newydd plant. The newly created company, Menter Newydd, is a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation (UK).
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