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Moorside nuclear power station - Proposal

Moorside nuclear power station is a proposal to build three AP1000 nuclear plants near Sellafield, in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

AP1000 reactor design

The AP1000 is a nuclear power plant designed and sold by Westinghouse Electric Company. The plant is a pressurised water reactor (PWR) with improved use of passive nuclear safety. The design has fewer valves and pumps than previous PWRs and its design allows cooling without intervention for up to 72 hours, relying mostly on foolproof forces, like water flowing downhill and heat rising. This novel design has raised a number of concerns but the design has been approved for use in both the United States and China.


Moorside Pylons - Proposal

The pylons will link new sources of electricity including the proposed new nuclear power station at Moorside into the grid in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Planned Route

National Grid has chosen a route that runs overland around the coast of Cumbria and under Morecambe Bay. Project manager Robert Powell, said there was "support" for the final plan. The chosen corridor will run from Harker substation near Carlisle, largely following the path of existing low voltage power lines around the Cumbrian coast to Moorside. It will then head to the Furness peninsula where it will go under Morecambe Bay to emerge at Middleton substation near Heysham.


Partnerships for Renewables

The HMP Haverigg site is being developed to host five 3 MW turbines


Partnerships for Renewables has been working since 2009 to investigate the feasibility of a wind energy development on Ministry of Justice land near to HMP Haverigg and the existing windfarm. We have recently submitted a revised planning application to Copeland Borough Council to seek permission for the siting of five 3 MegaWatt (MW) wind turbines at the site, with a reduced tip height from the original 120.5m to 100m.


Port Millom has a long history as a working facility, being used as transport hub, a materials storage and handling centre, and a ship-breaking company. Its location and the size of its storage capacity, made Port Millom the ideal choice from which to export large volumes of high quality roadstone aggregate by sea from nearby Ghyll Scaur Quarry, using barges which varied between 800 and 1500 Tonnes - although the port is able to service barges of much greater tonnage.

The large level, open quayside is well suited to the loading and unloading of bulk cargoes including, construction materials such as aggregate, steel and timber. In particular, scour protection, used to both stabilise the sea bed beneath offshore turbines and to protect the sub-sea base of the structure, can be readily sourced from the quarries of West Cumbria, and shipped out to the construction site via Port Millom.

With the upsurge in wind power schemes along the west coast of Cumbria, both inland and offshore, Port Millom is looking to expand business, developing as a centre for transport and storage operations and maintenance facilities, serving a number of these projects.


Tidal Barrage

A tidal barrage is a dam-like structure used to capture the energy from masses of water moving in and out of a bay or river due to tidal forces.



A windmill is a mill that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades. The majority of modern windmills take the form of wind turbines used to generate electricity, or windpumps used to pump water, either for land drainage or to extract groundwater.


Ship Breaking

Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap. It may also be known as ship dismantling, ship cracking, ship recycling, or ship disposal.



Secure land that is also available for storage, from containers to large construction materials. Easy access via road and sea.