September 2020


Ingerop, its subsidiary Rendel and more than 14 other companies and trade unions have announced proposals for a clean energy hub to be built in Cumbria in the UK, including a new large nuclear power plant. Earlier plans to build a nuclear plant at the Moorside site collapsed in 2018 when Japan’s Toshiba pulled out of the project after its Westinghouse subsidiary filed for bankruptcy.

The Moorside Clean Energy Hub group said the proposals include a 3200MWe UK EPR nuclear plant, similar to Hinkley Point C. The group is also considering other nuclear technology such as small modular reactors (SMRs), and advanced modular reactors (AMRs), which could be linked with renewables, storage and hydrogen production to create an integrated clean energy hub in the north west region.