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First look at Cumbrian power plant

Published on: Friday 22nd April 2016
Categorised under: , Business, Cumbria, Energy

An artist’s impression of what the Moorside nuclear power plant in Cumbria will look like has been revealed.

It has been produced by NuGen, the company behind the project, as it prepares to launch a second round of public consultations.

The image shows the three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors, which will have a combined output of 3.6GW – enough to power 6m homes and supply 7.5 per cent of the UK's electricity needs.

NuGen is expected to give the final go ahead in 2018. Construction will start in 2020 and all three reactors should be on stream by 2026.

Up to 6,000 people will be working on the site, immediately north and west of Sellafield, at any one time. In addition to proposals for Moorside Power Station, the project includes worker accommodation campuses in Mirehouse, Egremont and Corkickle, rail and road improvements at various locations and developments at the Port of Workington.

NuGen has released the image as it announces details of 28 exhibition events across Cumbria as the second stage of a public consultation. For more information visit

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