• Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Government & Public Sector, Technology, Building & Construction
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 2/2/2011

Construction Risk in New Nuclear Power Projects – Eyes Wide Open 

Global pressure to reduce carbon footprint has led to a renewed focus on the power industry, with some estimates putting total global energy infrastructure investment at US$26 trillion leading up to 20301. For energy specialists, there are high expectations for nuclear power generation as the lowest cost source of low-carbon electricity that can be delivered at the scale needed to meet this growing demand.

This new report, Construction Risk in New Nuclear Power Projects — Eyes Wide Open, draws on KPMG member firm experience advising on new nuclear builds around the world. The report focuses on construction risks and shares examples of models in new nuclear power projects. It also discusses other critical considerations for investors including the concurrent balancing of construction risks with market risk, regulatory risk, legal and political risk, environmental risk, and operations risk.


We hope you find this report helpful and encourage you to contact your local KPMG member firm to discuss these issues and their implications further.


Related Publications:


1 World Energy Outlook 2008, International Energy Agency/Organisation for Co-operational and Development, 2008