Nuclear Power Delivery UK Sign Contract With Horizon

Nuclear Power Delivery UK – the delivery organisation for the Westinghouse-designed AP1000™ nuclear reactor – today signed a contract with Horizon Nuclear Power for preliminary work to be carried out between now and the end of the year, as part of preparatory design studies for Horizon’s proposed new power station in North Wales.

Managing Director of Nuclear Power Delivery UK, Dr. Rita Bowser, said, “This is a welcome demonstration from Horizon that they are progressing the option for building new nuclear plants in the UK, starting at Wylfa in North Wales. We are working closely with Horizon to ensure we make them the best possible proposal in terms of the AP1000 design, and we are preparing for success so that we are well positioned to move quickly if we are selected as their preferred choice around the end of 2010.”

She added, “Today’s announcement of the Early Works Agreement with our team is a very positive sign of Horizon’s determination to make sure that they are able to secure an attractive bid from us while maintaining their timeline. We believe that the AP1000 design offers a very attractive combination of features for Horizon’s proposed development, and that the construction experience of the AP1000 plants which are currently being built on schedule in China (and will also be built in the US) will be invaluable in providing confidence that future UK plants can be built on time and to budget.”

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