Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station - update, Cardiff

16 October, 2017 | 17:30 - 19:30

Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station - update, Cardiff

About this event

Richard Machray, Engineering Manager, Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd and Paul McVeigh, Senior Buildings Civil Engineer, Horizon Nuclear Power will talk about working collaboratively to develop the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station on the Isle of Anglesey.

This lecture is co-badged with IMechE, IET and EI.

Horizon Nuclear Power and the Menter Newydd Joint Venture are working collaboratively to develop the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station on the Isle of Anglesey. The intention is to deliver a cost effective nuclear power station that provides approximately 2.6GW of electricity to the UK National Grid.

The design of the power station utilises well proven Advanced Boiling Water Reactor technology that has been delivered in many countries around the world. The UK ABWR is currently at Step 4 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process where the Office of Nuclear Regulation is assessing the suitability of the design for deployment in the UK.

This lecture aims to give:

  • An outline of the Project and its current status,
  • An understanding of the UK ABWR technology and its development,
  • An understanding of the Civils scheme and how Hazards have been mitigated during the design development.

Light refreshments will be served at 5.30, before the lecture which will start at 6.00pm.

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Event materials

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Speaker

Richard Machray, Engineering Manager, Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd

Richard Machray

Richard is a Chartered Engineer who graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Composite Materials Engineering. He has spent a large proportion of his career in the Nuclear Sector, initially as an Engineering Project Manager with Babcock International Group and more recently as an Engineering Manager with AWE Aldermaston.

Since early 2016 Richard has been Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe's Engineering Manager where he has led the small engineering team in the UK to support Horizon Nuclear Power's Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station. Richard is responsible, as part of the Menter Newydd Joint Venture, for the delivery of Technical Oversight on the designs that are being developed by the design teams overseas. This requires regular interaction with the design teams in Japan and the USA.

In his very limited spare time, Richard is an active member of the UK Reserve Forces, where he's a Captain in the Royal Engineers Specialist Teams.

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh has enjoyed a variety of experience in the UK and abroad across a number of sectors which have included in Building design for private and public clients, Maritime and Nuclear New Build. He is a Chartered engineer with both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers and currently works as Senior Buildings Civil Engineer as part of the Design Authority within Horizon Nuclear Power who are proposing to develop a Two-Reactor site at Wylfa on Anglesey.

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