Bechtel selected for Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant project in UK
August 24, 2018 – US-based EPC and project management company Bechtel has been selected by Horizon Nuclear Power as project management contractor for a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales, UK.
The Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station will be constructed on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. It is part of the UK’s plans to replace ageing nuclear stations and fossil fuel plants with modern nuclear plants and renewable energy to provide low-carbon power.
Bechtel government services and commercial nuclear power business president Barbara Rusinko said: “This is a critically important project for the UK and the future of nuclear power.
“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.”
Nearly 200 project management, procurement and subcontract management professionals from Bechtel will be embedded within Horizon’s organisation to lead the commercial and contractual relationships with local, UK, and global suppliers for the completion of the project.
Horizon has also signed further contracts with Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe and JGC New Energy UK (JGC) to continue to provide support during the project’s development stage.
The move strengthens the delivery structure and builds on previous work, enabling the project to move to the next phase.
Bechtel provides nuclear services across the facility lifecycle. Since the 1950s, Bechtel has provided services to more than 150 nuclear power plants globally, including Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee, the last reactor to start up in the US and the first to come online in the 21st century.
Currently, Bechtel is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in the US state of Georgia – the only active construction of a new nuclear plant in the country.
Bechtel has also led efforts to complete the design and federal licence application for Yucca Mountain, a repository for used fuel from nuclear power plants in the US.