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13th March 2017

Community schemes awarded Green Grants worth over £35k

NuGen has announced the winning schemes in its 2016/2017 Green Grants awards.

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24th February 2017

NuGen seeks early engagement with new Copeland MP as it moves forward with Moorside

NuGen was quick to congratulate Copeland by-election winner Trudy Harrison following last night’s result in Whitehaven, as the company moves forward with plans to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power station at Moorside.

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22nd February 2017

More Bright Sparks learn about low-carbon electricity

Fresh from the success of the first campaign in 2016, NuGen’s Bright Sparks has returned for 2017 - bigger and better with another two West Cumbrian schools getting involved.

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16th February 2017

NuGen welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to Cumbria

The Prime Minister - Theresa May - has spoken encouragingly about the need for nuclear power and the importance of the project to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power station in West Cumbria.

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14th February 2017

Toshiba committed to Moorside Project

NuGen acknowledges the announcement that Toshiba’s review into the future of its nuclear power business outside Japan is complete and that it remains committed to developing NuGen’s Moorside Project.

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26th January 2017

NuGen provides updates on Moorside progress

NuGen met with technical stakeholders and elected members of local councils to discuss progress of the project to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power station at Moorside in West Cumbria.

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19th January 2017

NuGen joins UK nuclear industry delegation on trade mission to Japan.

The UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum 2017 was held at the British Embassy in Tokyo this week, with companies from Japan and the UK meeting to discuss opportunities for working together more closely.

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12th January 2017

Theresa May speaks encouragingly about the importance of new nuclear build

During  Prime Minister’s Question Time (11.1.17) Theresa May spoke encouragingly about the importance of new nuclear build - referencing NuGen’s Moorside Project.

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14th December 2016

NuGen showcases a year of progress at Moorside

NuGen has produced a film showcasing a year of progress on the site of the Moorside Project to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power station.

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9th December 2016

NuGen makes Christmas donation to Cumbria Youth Alliance

NuGen has donated £2,000 to Cumbria Youth Alliance (CYA) to help fund a series of festive events and activities arranged for the victims of Storm Desmond and the Cumbrian floods.

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30th November 2016

NuGen launches first ever company membership scheme with Nuclear Institute

NuGen has announced a partnership with the Nuclear Institute (NI) to launch a company membership scheme.

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23rd November 2016

NuGen extends successful alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers

NuGen, the British developer taking forward Europe’s largest new nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria, this week announced the continuation of a successful partnership with advisors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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22nd November 2016

NuGen speaks at IAEA conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management

Jean Francois Schifflers and Clive Bright from NuGen’s Design Authority were invited speakers at the third IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management.

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4th November 2016

NuGen scoops two awards at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations awards

NuGen, the U.K. nuclear new build developer, has scooped two prestigious awards at a top Public Relations award ceremony.

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3rd November 2016

NuGen CEO tells Economic Affairs Committee about momentum behind Moorside Project

NuGen’s CEO, Tom Samson, gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on the Economics of UK Energy Policy yesterday – speaking about the company’s Moorside Project.

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1st November 2016

NuGen Joins WANO

NuGen has joined the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the international organisation that supports nuclear operators in the pursuit of excellence in nuclear safety and reliability.

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18th October 2016

‘This is NuGen’

NuGen has launched a short film entitled ‘This is NuGen’ to help explain the exciting project to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria.

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4th October 2016

Energy Conference sparks enthusiasm for science

Over a hundred students from schools across Copeland came together at NuGen’s Bright Sparks Schools’ Energy Conference last week.

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22nd September 2016

NuGen strengthens its commitment to nuclear new build in Cumbria

A conference in Cumbria has served to highlight both NuGen’s and the Government’s commitment to UK nuclear new build.

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15th September 2016

NuGen welcomes Government’s decision on Hinkley Point C

NuGen’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Samson, welcomed today’s positive news on a decision from the UK Government about the Hinkley Point C development in Somerset.

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12th September 2016

NuGen’s Green Grants 2016 opens for new applications

NuGen has announced that its successful Green Grants scheme will be open once again for community projects to apply for support to help them improve the local environment close to the Moorside Project.

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5th September 2016

Minister visits Moorside

NuGen’s Chief Executive Tom Samson welcomed energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe on a tour of the Moorside site and visit to the company’s Information Centre at Whitehaven.

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31st August 2016

Massive response to NuGen’s stage two consultation on plans for Moorside

NuGen has begun to evaluate the feedback from the second stage of its public consultation on plans for the Moorside Project to develop a new nuclear power station, close to Sellafield, in West Cumbria.

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19th August 2016

Surveys will help NuGen understand more about use of countryside paths in West Cumbria

NuGen is about to start a series of surveys, at various locations around West Cumbria, to help them understand how people use local paths - whether for access to the countryside, recreation or commuting.

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28th July 2016

NuGen represents nuclear industry at European science event

Manchester-based nuclear new build developer, NuGen, joined Europe’s largest science conference as part of a week of international science events in the city.

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12th July 2016

NuGen takes public consultation to the workplace…

NuGen’s second-stage public consultation on plans to build the Moorside nuclear power station visited key workplace locations in the region, with the aim of allowing busy working people the chance to “Have Their Say”.

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1st July 2016

NuGen announces new Chairman

NuGen, the UK nuclear new build developer, today (1 July) announced that Takeshi Yokota will take over as Chairman of the company developing Europe’s largest new nuclear power station, at Moorside, West Cumbria.

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13th June 2016

Moorside environmental monitoring ‘comes home to roost’

NuGen is about to commence surveys to identify bat roosts close to Moorside.

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27th May 2016

NuGen volunteers lend a hand for World Environment Day

Volunteers from NuGen marked World Environment Day 2016 by working to improve an area of valuable peatland linked to the Moorside Project site.

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19th May 2016

Shortlisted ideas for nuclear power station design have been unveiled

Earlier this year, in a World-first, NuGen invited designers from across the globe to come up with ideas for Europe’s largest nuclear power station.

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6th May 2016

Countdown to consultation begins

NuGen has released more images of the proposed Moorside Project as the countdown to the start of the second stage of its Public Consultation begins.

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28th April 2016

NuGen begins the off-shore drilling phase of the Site Characterisation works

NuGen’s Site Characterisation work in support of the Moorside Project continues to make good progress with the first phase of the off-shore drilling set to get underway in the coming days.

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21st April 2016

NuGen announces public consultation dates

Details have been announced of 28 public exhibition events* to be held across Cumbria, in the second stage of consultation for the Moorside Project. Cumbrians will, once again, be able to Have Their Say on proposals for the Moorside Project to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria.

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7th April 2016

Second Moorside public consultation will start on 14th May

Cumbrians will get another chance to have their say during the second consultation on NuGen’s Moorside Project, which will commence with an event at the Moorside Information Centre in Whitehaven on 14th May.

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23rd March 2016

NuGen issues statement on community letters

In response to concerns raised by members of the community, NuGen wishes to take the opportunity to apologise for any confusion or concern caused by a letter it recently sent to householders and landowners in the vicinity of the Moorside Project.

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23rd March 2016

NuGen CEO underlines commitment to UK’s low-carbon future at Parliamentary evidence session

NuGen CEO, Tom Samson, gave a confident message of momentum when he took part in a Parliamentary evidence session – saying NuGen was maturing into a confident, independent nuclear new build developer.

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23rd March 2016

NuGen lends a hand to West Cumbrian environmental scheme

40 senior managers from NuGen rolled up their sleeves, pulled on their wellies and spent an afternoon supporting environmental improvement schemes in the communities of West Cumbria.

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16th March 2016

NuGen showcases West Cumbrian Green Grants projects

A film, highlighting projects that will improve the local environment and promote sustainability, has gone live on NuGen’s YouTube Channel (link).

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14th March 2016

NuGen CEO addresses industry at National Nuclear Skills Awards

Tom Samson, NuGen CEO, told over 340 guests at the 8th annual UK Nuclear Skills Awards that “Moorside will be the engine of the Northern Powerhouse”.

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10th March 2016

Trip to Heysham Power Station energises NuGen’s Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks from schools close to NuGen’s Moorside Project were given the opportunity to see low-carbon electricity generation in action when they visited Heysham Nuclear Power Station in Lancashire.

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1st March 2016

NuGen announced as headline platinum sponsor for Nuclear Institute’s North West Branch annual dinner

NuGen has been announced as the main sponsor of the Nuclear Institute’s (NI) 69th annual North West Branch Dinner – which will take place on 19th May at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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25th February 2016

NuGen creates once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Dream Placement student

NuGen - the UK nuclear developer driving forward the project to develop Europe’s largest new nuclear power station - is delighted to have hosted 16 year-old A’ Level student, Catherine Lobb, from Westlakes Academy in West Cumbria, as part of the 2016 Dream Placement scheme.

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24th February 2016

Moorside moves forward as first facility goes live

The site characterisation work for NuGen’s Moorside site continues to make good progress as the first operational facility comes online.

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4th February 2016

NuGen’s CEO reaffirms commitment to WiN charter

NuGen’s CEO, Tom Samson, attended the 2nd annual Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK Conference - reaffirming the company’s commitment to the Industry Charter for Gender Balance in the Nuclear Sector..

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2nd February 2016

NuGen’s Bright Sparks video goes live

A new video showing the highlights from NuGen’s Bright Sparks Launch Event has gone live on the company’s YouTube Channel (click here to watch the Bright Sparks Launch Event video).

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27th January 2016

NuGen welcomes Tom Greatrex as NIA's new Chief Executive

NuGen would like to welcome Tom Greatrex to his new role as Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association.

We look forward to working with Tom and his team at the NIA to support our industry that employs over 60,000 highly-skilled civil nuclear workers around the UK. NuGen is a strong supporter of the NIA and it’s aims – and we count on their continued support as we take forward our Moorside project in West Cumbria, to build and operate Europe’s largest new nuclear power station.

Tom’s appointment comes at an important time for new nuclear build in the UK – but we would like to take the opportunity of sincerely thanking Keith Parker, the outgoing CEO, for his support and leadership in taking forward the nuclear industry’s profile and standing over the past 12 years. We wish Keith well for the future.

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27th January 2016

World-first as design ideas are sought for Moorside nuclear development

In a World-first, designers from across the globe are being asked to come up with architecture and landscape ideas for Europe’s largest new nuclear power station.

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20th January 2016

NuGen’s Bright Sparks light up launch event

Around 200 of West Cumbria’s brightest sparks lit up an inspiring launch event to learn about electricity generation - and how it can be a part of their future.

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14th January 2016

NuGen Sponsor the UK Nuclear Skills Awards

NuGen has been announced as the main sponsor of the 8th annual UK Nuclear Skill Awards.

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12th January 2016

West Cumbrian community projects set to receive Green Grants worth £37k

NuGen has identified 17 community projects that will receive Green Grants worth £37,000 to help them improve the local environment and promote sustainability.

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