Sheffield Forgemasters and the Government have called a truce in a war of words over contracts going to British companies. The Brightside steelmaker and the department for Business, Innovation and Skills have issued a joint statement that agrees ‘Forgemasters cannot produce ‘ultra-large’ forgings. But it can produce 80 per cent of forgings for projects like the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point C. The unusual move comes after the firm said it had been ‘snubbed’ in favour of foreign firms for contracts at the site.
Yorkshire Post 5th Feb 2016 read more »
ONE of Somerset’s biggest employers celebrates 40 years of low carbon energy production today (Friday, February 5) – just as a major maintenance programme gets into full swing. Hinkley Point B, near Bridgwater, was the first advanced gas-cooled reactor in the country to begin commercially generating electricity to the National Grid on February 5, 1976. During its 40 years of operation, Hinkley Point B has generated enough low carbon electricity to power around 60 million homes.
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