Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) have formed a joint venture company “to leverage Exelon’s expertise in operational excellence and safety among international operators using Japanese reactor technologies”. The new company, JExel Nuclear, is expected to sign an “advisory services” contract with Horizon Nuclear Power – Hitachi’s UK subsidiary that is developing two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) at Wylfa Newydd in Wales. Horizon, JAPC and Hitachi signed a technical services contract in July last year for the proposed plant at Wylfa Newydd, which is on the Isle of Anglesey. According to that contract, JAPC is to support Horizon in areas including construction costing, licensing, and planning for commissioning. Then, in February this year, Horizon announced it was joining forces with Exelon Generation as Horizon develops its “expertise and capability” to operate a new nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd.
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