Representatives from nuclear bodies in West Cumbria visited a 3,200 megawatt power plant project in Somerset to discuss future opportunities. Members of the GMB, Unite and Prospect unions were joined by Copeland MP Trudy Harrison for a tour of Hinkley Point Power Station earlier this week. The tour proved an opportunity to discuss future opportunities for nuclear new build and decommissioning in west Cumbria. Mrs Harrison said: “New nuclear will bring enormous opportunities for Copeland, I want to work with all unions so have invited Prospect, GMB and Unite to join me. “It is really important that we work together to realise the true potential. I have been speaking with Ian Liddell-Granger, MP for the Hinkley Point site, and he commends the fact that the Hinkley Point C construction project has benefited the community through infrastructure improvements, skills development, the visitor economy and obviously employment.”
In Cumbria 28th July 2018 read more »
Bouygues UK is to build a ‘simulator training centre’ that will allow EDF Energy’s operatives to learn how to control and maintain nuclear reactors in a virtual environment at its Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The centre is part of the first phase of ancillary buildings at Hinkley Point C. Bouygues has a £35m contract to design and build the simulator training centre, which will also house the control room training simulator as well as required support IT equipment.
Construction Manager 27th July 2018 read more »