UK’s NuGen contracts Amec Foster Wheeler for Moorside nuclear project

3 August 2016 (Last Updated August 3rd, 2016 18:30)

British engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a continuation of contract from UK-based NuGeneration (NuGen) to offer environmental support for the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria.

British engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a continuation of contract from UK-based NuGeneration (NuGen) to offer environmental support for the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria.

Once completed, the Moorside power station will be the largest nuclear project in the UK and will have the capacity to generate up to 3.8GW of power.

NuGen's environment head Paula Madill said: “The NuGen and Amec Foster Wheeler partnership has worked successfully over a number of years and NuGen is pleased to continue this partnership as the environmental impact assessment and operation permits are prepared ahead of delivery in early 2017.”

Under the terms of the deal, Amec Foster Wheeler will carry out modelling and assessment work. This will allow NuGen to submit an environmental impact assessment in support of a Development Consent Order application and environmental permit applications next year.

"Moorside power station will be the largest nuclear project in the UK and will have the capacity to generate up to 3.8GW of power."

Amec Foster Wheeler's Europe environment and infrastructure business managing director Rob Brown said: “We are delighted to be developing a long-term partnership with NuGen, providing quality, time-critical environmental deliverables, and enhancing our position as a leading player in the UK nuclear new build programme.”

The current contract is based on the engineering company’s successful delivery of the first phases of the environmental impact assessment programme, site characterisation, two main consultation stages, and initial work on the project site’s environmental permits.

In order to provide environmental support for the Moorside nuclear project, Amec Foster has deployed environmental and radiological experts with significant experience in areas, including ecology, hydrogeology, hydrology, air quality, radiological assessment, and noise and vibration.