2016-2019 Front End Engineering and Design


    Nuclear, Security & Environmental

Engineering, design, & construction of a two-unit nuclear plant

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Bechtel has been selected alongside joint venture partners Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd. and JGC Corporation (UK) Ltd., to help deliver a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales for Horizon Nuclear Power. The joint venture is called Menter Newydd which means "new venture" in Welsh. It will initially provide front-end engineering and construction planning before construction, expected by 2020.

This is an exciting project and a major milestone for future energy and jobs across Wales and the UK.  Bechtel will bring Wylfa Newydd safely into delivery to cost and budget in collaboration with local communities and our partners.

Mike Robinson, Bechtel Deputy Project Director for Menter Newydd

  • A view of the project’s location on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales
  • A rendering of the nuclear plant’s site
  • The two-reactor plant is expected to provide low-carbon energy for up to 5 million households

Construction jobs 

Construction will create 8,000 to 10,000 jobs at peak periods and the plant will employ around 850 permanent employees on the Isle of Anglesey.

The project is located in Anglesey, Wales, in the United Kingdom. The site is called Wylfa Newydd, and is adjacent to an exisiting nuclear plant that is being decommissioned by the UK government.

Safe, quality work and UK economic development

The new nuclear power station development will boost the UK's low-carbon power supplies by providing energy for up to 5 million households and helping develop local skills and new prospects for British suppliers. It will also provide employment for Anglesey's highly skilled nuclear workforce. 

Bechtel and the UK

Bechtel has provided service to customers in the United Kingdom for more than 60 years, designing and building projects including power plants, refineries, rail systems, and communication networks and supporting national defence. A Bechtel-led team is overseeing construction of a 13-mile (21-kilometer) tunnel that will be the centrepiece of Crossrail, a new railway connecting London to commuter areas east and west of the city.

Learn more about our 60-year history in the United Kingdom and our decades of service to the commercial nuclear industry worldwide

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Bechtel and The National Skills Academy

Bechtel is proud to be a member of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, an employer led membership organisation established to ensure that the UK nuclear industry and its supply chain have the skilled, competent and safe workforce needed to deal with the current and future UK nuclear programme, including all sub sectors: Defence, Decommissioning, Operations, Uranium Supply, Enrichment & Manufacture, Waste Management & Disposal and Nuclear New Build.