NuGen – Moorside Nuclear Power Plant 3800 MW – Cumbria - Project Profile
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NuGeneration Ltd (NuGen), a joint venture between Toshiba Corporation and Engie (formerly GDF SUEZ) is planning to build the Moorside Nuclear Power Plant project in Cumbria, the UK.
The project involves the construction of a 3,800MW nuclear power plant.
It includes the construction of water treatment systems and the installation of three Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactors (PWR) of 1,154MWe nameplate capacity each, pressure vessels, safety equipment, steam generators, moisture separators, re-heaters and switch yards.
Westinghouse Electric Company is the technology provider.
Tractebel Engineering, a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, is the engineer. It will provide a range of engineering services, starting from feasibility studies to construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
WYG has been appointed as a technical consultant and Credit Suisse Group AG as the financial advisor for the project.
In October 2009, NuGen secured the option to purchase 200ha land for the site from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
In June 2014, Toshiba Corporation and GDF SUEZ signed a joint venture deal that sees Toshiba acquiring a 60% stake and GDF SUEZ retaining a 40% holding in NuGen and NDA confirmed that it has concluded a deal with NuGen on the extension of a land option agreement for the project site.
On December 4, 2014, Amec Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract for the environmental services. The scope of the contract involves environmental impact assessments on the site, specialized environmental consultancy support to prepare for the installation of the plant’s three Westinghouse reactors.
On July 15, 2015, the site for the project in Cumbria was confirmed after a deal to secure land near the existing Sellafield complex was completed.
In September 2015, the first stage of the public consultation was held. However, feedback on the first stage public consultation will be basis for the second stage of the public consultation.
On April 7, 2016, the project was opposed by local town council members due to its impact on the environment.
In July 2016, the second stage of the public consultation public was completed.
In August 2016, NuGen extends Amec Foster Wheeler contract to provide environmental support, which will allow NuGen to submit an environmental impact assessment in 2017. The project plans were approved in principle by Cumbria County Council and Copeland Borough Council.
In September 2016, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) is keen to invest in the project with considered equity stake in the plant.
In February 2017, Toshiba announced that it wanted to sell its part of stake in the project and will be involved in the project but not in the construction work.
The final investment decision (FID) is expected to be made in the fourth quarter of 2018. NuGen is in the process of applying for a nuclear site license by 2017 with an aim to secure the license in 2018. Construction works are expected to commence in 2020 with scheduled completion by 2024.
The project involves the construction of a 3,800MW nuclear power plant on the west coast of Cumbria, near to the existing Sellafield reprocessing plant in Cumbria, the UK.
The US$13,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of water treatment systems
2. Installation of three, Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactors
3. Installation of steam generators and moisture separator re-heaters
4. Installation of switchyards and other electrical equipment
5. Installation of safety equipment
6. Laying of transmission lines
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