Bechtel served as part of a team of companies to complete front-end engineering design, and later was project management contractor, on a project to build a new, two-reactor nuclear plant in Wales for Horizon Nuclear Power. Called Wylfa Newydd, the plant would be adjacent to the site of a former nuclear power station that is now being decommissioned.
For the current status of the project, please see Horizon Nuclear Power.
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.
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.