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Graham wins £22m nuclear clean-up dealSubscription
Graham has landed a £22m contract to build facilities for storing nuclear waste as part of decommissioning work on the Dounreay nuclear site in northern Scotland.
Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey form new Hinkley JVSubscription
Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey are to lead a new joint venture that will deliver mechanical, electrical and heating and ventilation (MEH) work at the £20bn Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.
Hinkley bid costs add to SSE's £4.6m lossSubscription
Bidding for work on Hinkley Point C contributed to a £4.6m pre-tax loss for SSE Contracting in its latest accounts.
Moorside developer NuGen halves headcountSubscription
The developer behind the planned £10bn Moorside nuclear plant has announced it is to cut its workforce in half due to delays in the sale of the business.
Horizon Nuclear Power has appointed Bechtel as project management contractor for its £15bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant in north Wales.
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The UK is now midway between the government’s announcement of new nuclear sites in 2011 and the 2025 tipping point when swathes of existing supply will be shut down. CN takes the opportunity to analyse how each of the six nuclear new-builds is getting on.
Main contractor Nuvia is using a 25-tonne self-climbing platform held up by mere friction to demolish a chimney that rises 122 m above the ground.
Five new nuclear sites with as many as 12 new reactors are set to be built in the UK over the next decade. The question is whether the sector has the required pool of skills to deliver the government’s ambitions.
The government published its industrial strategy towards the end of 2017 with the aim of Whitehall and private firms working together to improve productivity.