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May 31, 2016
London, May 31, 2016 - This summer, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) will be employing five British students, who will work alongside teams in Hitachi city, Japan, during a three month internship.
For the second year running, UK students will experience working in Japan as part of the nuclear development project, visiting existing nuclear sites and experiencing the Japanese culture.
Hitachi-GE is the reactor technology provider for Horizon Nuclear Power, deploying UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (UK ABWR) at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, North Wales and at Oldbury-on-Severn, South Gloucestershire.
The students were selected from universities in Bangor (North Wales), Cambridge, Bristol, Birmingham, Imperial College London and Manchester, who have all collaborated with Hitachi-GE previously.
Ilan Davies, a third year electronic engineering student from Bangor University who was offered an internship said, "I'm both excited and nervous about living in Japan for three months. I'm hoping to achieve as much as I can whilst out there and grab all opportunities with both hands. I applied for the internship to expand my knowledge and experience within the nuclear industry. When I return to the UK, I will have an additional year in university to complete and will hopefully graduate from my course with a Masters in Electronic Engineering."
"Collaboration with UK universities is essential in developing new nuclear build and regular ABWR seminars have been held at these universities to enhance UK understanding of the technology. Equally, a joint research programme has been developed, looking at waste management, water chemistry and monitoring systems."
Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd. is a registered UK company, 100% owned by Hitachi, Ltd. and will lead the company's work in the proposed joint venture to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services to Horizon's development at Wylfa Newydd.
Hitachi-GE, a joint venture established by Hitachi, Ltd. and General Electric Company in July 2007, as one of the world's leading comprehensive plant manufacturers, engages in the development, planning, design, manufacture, inspection, installation, pre-operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactor-related equipment and is able to execute integrated project management. Hitachi-GE has been involved with 23 reactors in Japan to date, including those currently under construction.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.7 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.