Staffordshire-based Capula and Exyte Hargreaves from Lancashire are the latest UK engineering companies to create new jobs to support the next phase of construction at the UK Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. EDF Energy said the companies’ 80 new engineering posts are a small part of the 4000 strong workforce who will fit electrical systems, cables and pipes at the nuclear power station. The work is being delivered by an innovative joint venture – the “MEH Alliance” formed by EDF and its major contractors Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock. The MEH Alliance has a £986m contract with EDF Energy to deliver the mechanical, electrical, heating and ventilation works for Hinkley Point C. Its new forecast predicts 1200 new posts and 300 apprenticeships will be created. The fitting of the first five out of 156 storage tanks has marked the beginning of major MEH work on site.
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