Latest nuclear news
The £10bn Moorside nuclear plant has been thrown into doubt after Toshiba announced it is winding up the NuGen business developing the project, having failed to secure a buyer.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has been accused of failing to properly review significant cost and programme overruns at Sellafield, as MPs condemned the oversight of its sites as “not fit for purpose”.
Three companies including Atkins have won deals to support the design and construction of the £15bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant in north Wales.
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.
Features and analysis
After Wylfa’s developer announced three more appointments this week, CN recaps what the plans involve, who’s on site and what happens next.
Nuclear energy’s global footprint makes for interesting reading.
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.
Bechtel bounces back to profit in 2017Subscription
Infra commission: Stop nuclear deals until 2025Subscription