Horizon Nuclear Power

Hitachi to End Business Operations on the UK Nuclear Power Stations Construction Project

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:17am

TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).
  • The Horizon Project is a proposal by Horizon Nuclear Power Limited, which Hitachi acquired in November 2012, to develop nuclear power stations comprising of two units of UK ABWR(2) at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, North-West Wales, with the intention to develop Hitachi's nuclear business in the UK and contribute to the energy policy of the UK government, as well as maintaining the business foundation that supports the nuclear industry in Japan.
  • As a result of this decision to end business operations on the Horizon Project, Hitachi will coordinate with the UK government and relevant organizations regarding its cooperation as the owner of ABWR licence(3) and the handling of the planned construction sites and other matters.
  • Hitachi will continue to contribute to improve social, environmental and economic value and people's quality of life through its Social Innovation Business, including the energy business.

Committee examines economic impact of halt to development of Wylfa Newydd

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:06am

Welsh Affairs Committee look into the halt of the development of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station

Key Points: 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd, owned by Japanese company Hitachi, had been planning to build two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors close to the site of the old Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.
  • On 17 January 2019 Horizon announced that it was suspending its nuclear development programme, including work on Wylfa Newydd.
  • The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold an evidence session examining how the suspension of the Wylfa Newydd development will affect the local economy and communities.
  • Following this session, the Committee plans to meet with the Welsh government and local stakeholders to ensure the full impact of the decision is taken into consideration.

Committee examines economic impact of halt to development of Wylfa Newydd

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:06am

Welsh Affairs Committee look into the halt of the development of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station

Key Points: 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd, owned by Japanese company Hitachi, had been planning to build two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors close to the site of the old Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.
  • On 17 January 2019 Horizon announced that it was suspending its nuclear development programme, including work on Wylfa Newydd.
  • The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold an evidence session examining how the suspension of the Wylfa Newydd development will affect the local economy and communities.
  • Following this session, the Committee plans to meet with the Welsh government and local stakeholders to ensure the full impact of the decision is taken into consideration.

Business Committee question Secretary of State Greg Clark

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:08pm

Secretary of State questioned on Brexit, Nissan’s decision on investment in Sunderland and energy policy

Key Points: 

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee questions Secretary of State Greg Clark on the work of his Department, with a likely focus on Brexit, Nissan’s decision on investment in Sunderland, and, considering the recent Hitachi decision to suspend works at Wylfa, also on energy policy.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:02am

The complainant has requested various items of information in respect of the Welsh Government’s direct engagement with Horizon Nuclear Power Limited and Hitachi Limited commencing September 2014 to date and concerning the proposed Wylfa Newydd development. The Welsh Government refused the request by virtue of section 12 FOIA and regulation 12(4)(b) EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Welsh Government was entitled to rely on section 12 in respect of the non-environmental information and regulation 12(4)(b) in relation to the environmental information. However, in failing to provide appropriate advice and assistance the Welsh Government breached section 16 FOIA.

Key Points: 
  • The complainant has requested various items of information in respect of the Welsh Governments direct engagement with Horizon Nuclear Power Limited and Hitachi Limited commencing September 2014 to date and concerning the proposed Wylfa Newydd development.
  • The Welsh Government refused the request by virtue of section 12 FOIA and regulation 12(4)(b) EIR.
  • The Commissioners decision is that the Welsh Government was entitled to rely on section 12 in respect of the non-environmental information and regulation 12(4)(b) in relation to the environmental information.
  • However, in failing to provide appropriate advice and assistance the Welsh Government breached section 16 FOIA.

Bechtel Selected as Project Management Contractor for Nuclear Plant Project in Wales, UK

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 6:39pm

RESTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, today announced it has been selected by Horizon Nuclear Power to be project management contractor for a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales, United Kingdom.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, today announced it has been selected by Horizon Nuclear Power to be project management contractor for a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales, United Kingdom.
  • "This is a critically important project for the UK and the future of nuclear power," said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel's government services and commercial nuclear power business.
  • "We are honored to be selected for this important role and committed to the long-term future of nuclear as a safe and reliable, 24/7 provider of electricity."
  • Bechtel project management, procurement, and subcontract management professionals will be embedded within Horizon's organization to lead the commercial and contractual relationships with local, UK, and global suppliers that will be required to complete the project.