EDF Energy is not providing compensation for local businesses affected by roadworks linked to the Hinkley Point power station. Sedgemoor District Council has responded to rumours that EDF was compensating businesses affected by the roadworks around the Drove, Bristol Road and Wylds Road areas. One rumour online suggested compensation may run into millions of pounds. But Sedgemoor District Council said that EDF Energy is not giving any compensation money and had declined its request for £5M to offset disruption.
Somerset Live 1st Feb 2017 read more »
THE new Energy Minister Jesse Norman visited Hinkley Point and Cannington on Monday to reaffirm the importance of nuclear energy and benefits to education and jobs for the West Somerset area. During the visit the minister toured the Hinkley Point B power station and the construction site for Hinkley Point C. He also met apprentices and EDF Energy employees at both the Cannington Court training centre and the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre. Mr Energy Minister, Jesse Norman said: “The visit to Hinkley Point C construction project has been fascinating.
Somerset County Gazette 1st Feb 2017 read more »
France’s state-controlled energy conglomerate EDF has awarded a contract to Bouygues Travaux Publics, in joint venture with British firm Laing O’Rourke, to construct the buildings that will house the reactors at the UK’s new nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. Bouygues’ share of the contract will amount to at least €1.7bn ($1.8bn), the company said in a statement last month, adding that the “exceptional project” will employ some 3,500 site workers at peak periods. The signing comes almost five years after the Bouygues-Laing O’Rourke joint venture was named preferred bidder for the main structural works in June 2012.
Global Construction Review 1st Feb 2017 read more »