Bechtel said FridayÂ theÂ Menter NewyddÂ JV will perform initialÂ front-end engineering and construction planning for theÂ Wylfa Newydd plant in Wales before construction starts inÂ 2020.
Wylfa Newydd will workÂ to supplyÂ low-carbon nuclear energy toÂ as many asÂ five million households and generateÂ up to 10,000 jobs, Bechtel added.
Craig Albert, Bechtel president for the nuclear, security and environmental business unit, said the plant will also seekÂ to support the U.K.’s energy demandÂ and carbon reduction goals.
According to Bechtel, an alliance between Hitachi and General ElectricÂ will provide boiling water reactors that will be integrated into the plant, while Japan Gas will work to contribute its previous engineering and construction experienceÂ with refineries and power plants.
Ty Troutman, Bechtel general manager of theÂ nuclear power business, said the company looks to apply lessons learned fromÂ the construction of the Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor in Tennessee.