Japanese firm supports Hitachi’s UK nuclear new build project

The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) is to work together with Hitachi on a proposed nuclear power station in Wales. It will support Horizon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, in […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) is to work together with Hitachi on a proposed nuclear power station in Wales.

It will support Horizon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, in areas such as construction costing, licensing and planning of the Wylfa Newydd facility.

The news follows last month’s announcement of contracts signed with the newly formed consortium Menter Newydd to prepare for the construction phase of the power station. Menter Newydd comprises Bechtel, JGC and Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe.

Katsumi Nagasawa, CEO of Nuclear Power Business Unit at Hitachi, said: “Hitachi will play an important role in helping the UK achieve its objective of using safe and highly reliable sources of electric power to achieve a low-carbon society by supplying the latest ABWR*1 design, which has already been proven in operation.”