Horizon Nuclear Power has announced the appointment of Rabih Hafez as Project Planning Unit Director from 1 September and James Jones who was promoted to General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 August.
Rabih has over 34 years of international experience working on multi-billion dollar nuclear projects including nuclear new builds. Most recently he was Senior Project Manager for Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant in Slovakia, one of the most advanced new nuclear projects in Europe. His other new build credentials include working for engineering, infrastructure and power company SNC-Lavalin on nuclear refurbishments and Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear new build proposal and with Assystem providing services for the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.
Rabih will head up Horizon’s newly created Project Planning Unit (PPU), which will bring together the best of Horizon’s internal expertise with that of its Engineering Procurement and Construction partners, Menter Newydd and incorporate additional ABWR planning and construction capabilities from Japanese utilities.
James’ experience spans 25 years in the nuclear and energy sector. He has worked for Horizon as Principal Counsel for the last five years before being appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary. Previously he worked at PowerGen and EON. James leads the legal team, which is responsible for maintaining compliance and governance across Horizon.
Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power, said, “I am delighted to announce James’ promotion and to welcome Rabih. Both have a wealth of experience and expertise. Rabih’s expertise in infrastructure, commercial, design and construction and project management will further strengthen our delivery planning as we progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.”