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Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant to be built by US-Japanese consortium via Daily Post

Horizon Nuclear Power has today appointed Menter Newydd to help deliver the company’s £14bn project

A US-Japanese consortium has been created to build the £14bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant.

Horizon Nuclear Power has today appointed Menter Newydd to help deliver the company’s lead nuclear new build project on Anglesey.

Menter Newydd is a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, US giant Bechtel Management Company and Japanese firm JGC Corporation (UK) and will be responsible for the construction of Wylfa Newydd, overseen by Horizon Nuclear Power.

The Menter Newydd partners have been involved in the delivery of more than 170 nuclear power stations around the world, as well as a huge array of complex infrastructure “mega-projects”.

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Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon CEO, said: “This is an important step in any large, complex infrastructure project and it adds to Wylfa Newydd’s growing momentum.

“The depth and breadth of expertise Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel and JGC bring to the Menter Newydd venture will help us ensure the timely delivery of our project, which will be vital for meeting the UK’s energy gap and boosting the local economy in North Wales for decades to come.

“We look forward to working with the team and continuing to make great strides with our plans.”

Hitachi’s Malcolm Twist, project director for Menter Newydd, said: “This is a very strong team.

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