Hitachi abandons UK nuclear power station projects

Horizon Nuclear Electricity will stop establishing two Uk tasks pursuing a conclusion by Hitachi to pull out of the plan.

The decision to abandon constructing new electric power stations at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn, in South Gloucestershire, bargains a substantial blow to the nuclear business and hopes of generating thousands of new employment.

Hitachi announced it will close organization operations on the nuclear electric power plant building job at Wylfa, which was suspended in January 2019.

The Japanese firm stated: Hitachi made this conclusion specified that 20 months have passed due to the fact the suspension, and the investment ecosystem has turn out to be ever more significant thanks to the impact of Covid-19.”

Horizon chief govt Duncan Hawthorne stated: I have an understanding of this announcement will be disappointing for our numerous supporters who had hoped to see our job via to completion. Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and Oldbury on Severn are remarkably attractive web sites for new nuclear create. We will do our utmost to facilitate the prospective customers for progress.”

Tom Greatrex, chief govt of the Nuclear Industry Association, stated: Wylfa is in all probability the best site in the Uk for new nuclear capability, and has potent local community and stakeholder support.

It is vital that a way forward is located for the site, to deliver thousands of employment, hundreds of apprenticeships and thousands and thousands of kilos of investment into an financial raise for the spot though delivering safe, reputable and low-carbon electric power to underpin the UK’s changeover to internet zero.”

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