Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima

Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima
We feel very sad for the people of Japan who want to end nuclear energy whilst a potential new government and big business are desperate for it

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No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Horizon---E-on/RWE to choose preferred supplier before GDA is complete

In this article Horizon---the partnership between German mega power generators E-on and RWE say they will choose from Areva or Westinghouse by the end of the year.

As everybody knows, E-on prefer Areva and RWE prefer Westinghouse.

Just say, they choose one supplier in December 2010, but by June 2011 the cut-off for GDA, that particular manufacturer has not satisfied the EA or HSE of the integrity of their reactors then what will happen?

Will they then jump on to the other horse?....for the big gamble?....or is the GDA a big con that will allow both through in the end? matter what?

Can anyone from Areva explain to us what the difference is between the reactor at Olkiluoto and apparently the new improved version at Flamanville that will be used in the UK?

13 August 2010

Horizon Nuclear Power has signed contracts with both Westinghouse and Areva for preparatory design studies for a proposed new power station at Wylfa in North Wales. Horizon plans to select its preferred vendor around the end of the year.

Early Work Agreements have been signed with Areva for its EPR reactor and Westinghouse’s UK delivery organization Nuclear Power Delivery UK (NPDUK) for the AP1000. Under both agreements preliminary work is to be carried out between now and the end of 2010.

Alan Raymant, COO of Horizon said: "We are already working with both companies in a formal procurement process regarding our preferred vendor. Progressing with some studies now, for both designs, will support our planning and licensing process by allowing us to develop the site specific designs, and make us a more informed buyer.”

Both vendors welcomed the agreements.

Managing Director of Nuclear Power Delivery UK, Dr Rita Bowser, said: "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.”

President of Areva UK Jean-Jacques Gautrot said: “We are delighted that Horizon has awarded us this early work agreement which will further support our plans for a fleet of EPR reactors in the UK.”

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