Wylfa Newydd power station to supply low-carbon electricity to as many as 5.5 million homes and businesses
RESTON, Va., — Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, has been selected by Horizon Nuclear Power to be project management contractor for a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales, United Kingdom.
The Wylfa Newydd power station is to be built on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and is a key part of the UK’s plans to provide low-carbon energy by replacing aging nuclear stations and fossil fuel plants with modern nuclear plants and renewable energy.
“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.
A nuclear industry leader for 60+ years
Bechtel has been a leader in nuclear services across the facility lifecycle. Since the 1950’s, Bechtel has performed services on more than 150 nuclear power plants around the world including Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee, the last reactor to start up in the U.S. and the first to come online in the 21st century.
Bechtel is now completing construction on Plants Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in the U.S. state of Georgia, the only active construction of a new nuclear plant in the nation. Bechtel is actively engaging the advanced reactor community as newer technologies emerge. And, Bechtel led efforts to complete the design and federal license application for Yucca Mountain, a repository for used fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants.