Greater transparency on the sourcing of work and materials for new nuclear projects and a reformed Nuclear Industry Council were announced by Energy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe at the Nuclear Industry Association annual conference today. New nuclear power will play an important role in building a secure, affordable and clean energy system fit for the 21st century. In total, there are industry proposals for new nuclear developments at six locations, including Hinkley Point C, which would deliver around 18GW of capacity over the coming decades and a substantial opportunity for UK businesses in the supply chain. New nuclear developers are being encouraged to share supply chain information with industry in the early stages of development to ensure that UK companies are positioned and prepared to bid for these opportunities.
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The nuclear industry has welcomed Government plans to boost work in the sector and improve the chances of UK firms winning contracts. Energy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe said the Nuclear Industry Council was being re-established in the new year. She told the annual conference of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) in London: “There needs to be a forum to provide strategic grip from the industry and Government and to provide good governance.
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