Hitachi keskeyttää jättimäisen 5,800 MW ydinvoimalan rakentamisen UKssa
Competing with ever cheaper renewable energy schemes,
Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. has suspended work on its U.K. nuclear power program after
failing to strike a financial deal with the government. Hitachi’s wholly owned project company Horizon Nuclear Power will mothball
work on two Advanced Boiling Water Reactor plants totaling 5,800 MW at
Wylfa Newydd, North Wales, and Oldbury-on-Severn, South Gloucestershire,
England. The Welsh project was estimated to cost about $20 billion. The
write-off accrued will be $2.8 billion.
The government offered to
provide all required debt to complete construction and to secure a strike
price for energy generated of $96.8 per
megawatt hour, which was 19% less than the figure agreed for the Hinkley
Point C nuclear plant three years ago.