Toshiba’s plans for rolling up of nuclear business from the UK after finding the shortcomings to get a buyer can be a vital thrash which will make weaken the potential plannings of establishing a new nuclear power station in Cumbria. The Nugen division was in the backdrop of the development of the Moorside project. The significant decision of Toshiba can indent the planning of UK to establish new nuclear power stations.
The Commonwealth Government has to face condemnation as they failed to intrude and ensure the project. The Japanese enterprise informed the roll-up process would be started in January.
Toshiba said in a statement, “After considering the additional costs entailed in continuing to operate NuGen, Toshiba recognises that the economically rational decision is to withdraw from the UK nuclear power plant construction project, and has resolved to take steps to wind-up NuGen”.
Once Korea Electric Power Corporation was a preferred bidder for taking over the nuclear power plant project but after long-periodic negotiations since more than a one year, that conversation also failed.
The GMB national secretary Justin Bowden said, “Relying in this way on foreign companies for our country’s essential energy needs was always irresponsible. A new nuclear power station in West Cumbria remains vital for the UK’s future energy security and requires urgent action”.
Nugen declared in September, that it was trimming its team at Moorside from more than 100 to 40 and it laid the development of the plant towards a dangerous exposure.
French enterprise Engie and Japanese firm Toshiba initially co-owned NuGen.