Swedish state-controlled utility Vattenfall ‘cannot rule out’ participating in the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Netherlands if the government approves a second reactor, executive board member Tuomo Hatakka told news agency Dow Jones on Tuesday.
Hatakka made the comment on the sidelines of an energy conference in Germany. Vattenfall owns Dutch power firm Nuon.
There are currently two initiatives to build new nuclear power stations in the Netherlands. The former shareholders of energy company Essent – a number of local and provincial councils – said last September they had started procedures to build a new plant. Essent is now owned by RWE.
The councils are shareholders in Energy Resource Holding, which owns half of Borssele, the Netherlands only nuclear power station.
Power firm Delta, which owns the other half of Borssele, has similar plans to build a second nuclear power station. Those plans were announced in 2009.