The Moorside Clean Energy Hub would involve the construction of 3.2GW EPR nuclear plant, SMRs and AMRs. UK-based Atkins and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced plans to jointly build clean energy hub in Moorside, Cumbria in the UK. The Moorside Clean Energy Hub would comprise nuclear projects including a 3.2GW EPR nuclear plant. The partners involved in the Moorside Hub include Altrad; Balfour Beatty Bailey; Bilfinger; Cavendish Nuclear; Doosan Babcock; EDF; GMB; Jacobs; Laing O’Rourke; Mott MacDonald; Mace; Prospect; Quod; and Unite the Union. Atkins said that the hub would also include the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced modular reactors (AMRs) with connection to renewable and green hydrogen production technologies. The Moorside hub, which will capitalise on the region’s existing nuclear supply chain, is expected to create thousands of jobs. Commenting on the move, the Nuclear Industry Association CEO Tom Greatrex said: “These are exactly the attributes the country needs to bounce back from COVID-19, deliver jobs, and get us on track to hit Net Zero.
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