Energy giant EDF is confident the multi-billion Hinkley Point project, on which thousands of South West jobs depend, will go ahead, despite the Government’s eleventh hour review. This week saw the opening of what the company calls its Command Development Centre in Bridgewater House at Counterslip, Bristol, that will be home to 750 staff, overseeing the logistics of a £18billion build, from everything to laundry on site to factoring fuel rods. Commercial director Ken Owens said the number of new jobs generated by Hinkley and based in the city could rise to 1,500 once commercial partners are involved. EDF estimates the project will generate £120million a year in wages to the regional economy, which would add up to more than £1billion in the ten-year build lifetime of the project.
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