Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a continuation of a contract to provide environmental support by NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) for the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside, Cumbria. This will be the largest nuclear build project currently proposed in the UK which will deliver up to 3.8GW gross capacity on completion.
Amec Foster Wheeler will undertake modelling and assessment work which will enable NuGen to submit an environmental impact assessment in support of a Development Consent Order application and Environmental Permit applications in 2017. This builds on Amec Foster Wheeler's successful delivery of the initial phases of the environmental impact assessment programme, site characterisation, two major consultation stages and initial work on the site’s environmental permits.
In fulfilling its role at Moorside, Amec Foster Wheeler’s environmental and radiological experts have utilised vast experience in areas such as ecology, hydrogeology, hydrology, radiological assessment, air quality and noise and vibration. Over the last 10 years this market-leading team has helped clients assess the impacts of proposed nuclear new builds at Hinkley Point, Sizewell, Wylfa and Moorside. Amec Foster Wheeler continues to grow its team of experts to further support UK and international nuclear new build projects.