An engineering expert which employs more than 1,300 people in the North West, has won a role linked to the construction of new reactors at the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on Anglesey.
Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe (HNE) has appointed Wood as architect engineering support partner.
Effective immediately, the appointment is expected to transition into a 10-year framework, extending up to the start of commercial operations, once the project passes further key milestones in 2019.
Wood is responsible for supporting HNE in its architect engineer role on technical specifications, procurement and design integration as well as managing interfaces with the project management contractor and the plant owner, Horizon Nuclear Power.
Bob MacDonald, Wood Specialist Technical Solutions chief executive, said: “We are looking forward to working with Hitachi on this project which is so important to the future energy security of the UK.
“Being selected for this work is an indication of the deep and broad technical knowledge of our 2,000 nuclear specialists.
Wood’s nuclear business employs more than 1,300 people in the North West, mainly at Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire and at Sellafield and Whitehaven in Cumbria.