BECBC and its members have heard with sadness of the decision by Toshiba, after their many months of persistence and support for this project, not to back the Nugen project at Moorside going forward. We pay tribute to Tom Samson and his team for pursuing the project to its absolute zenith with a level of passion and professionalism that will be hard to emulate.
It is important to recognise the changing global trading conditions within the Toshiba Group that made it difficult to land the project. However the Moorside site remains a particularly competitive option for those looking at siting nuclear energy reactors in the UK. BECBC, as a representative of the supply chain, is committed to supporting developments that will reinforce Cumbria’s pre-eminence and the skills and expertise in this area to be invested in the whole fuel cycle. We will continue to build connections and collaborations with the various companies and organisations considering future investments in this area.