Tag: Hitachi

UK nuclear fleet in doubt

UK nuclear fleet in doubt

The UK’s nuclear fleet recorded a 12% drop in contributions to the country’s energy mix in January, raising questions over how long its ageing fleet can continue to operate. The temporary closure of two of the UK’s eight nuclear plants resulted in nuclear generation dropping by over 10% in January […]

UK energy security under threat following Hitachi decision

UK energy security under threat following Hitachi decision

Hitachi’s decision to suspend work on the Wylfa nuclear power plant has heightened concerns over energy security in the UK, as government looks to reduce its use of reliable energy sources. The UK’s programme of nuclear construction, which was set to contribute a significant proportion of British power in the […]

Hitachi halts works on Wylfa Newydd

Hitachi halts works on Wylfa Newydd

Hitachi has suspended plans to build its Anglesey nuclear power plant, putting thousands of jobs at risk. The decision comes following speculation that it would scrap the £20 billion Horizon nuclear facility over concerns of rising construction costs. As a result, the UK will be forced to look at importing […]

Taxpayers to pay £15bn for Anglesey nuclear plant

Taxpayers to pay £15bn for Anglesey nuclear plant

UK taxpayers are set to pay £15 billion for a nuclear power plant in north Wales as the government remains determined to fund nuclear projects, despite the issues it has faced with Hinkley Point in Somerset. A deal with Hitachi, a Japanese developer, is to be announced by ministers next […]