Construction of a new nuclear power station in Somerset has seen 8,500 people trained and hundreds of apprentices hired – and EDF are claiming Sizewell C could do the same for Suffolk. Following in the footsteps of a “near identical” project in the south west called Hinkley Point C, Suffolk’s new nuclear power station could be on track to create thousands of new jobs, along with huge investment in local contracts. The construction of Hinkley Point C recently hit a big milestone as the base for the first reactor was completed – meaning the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin. Almost 4,000 people are now working on the Somerset power station, half of them from the local area. Meanwhile, 430 of 1,000 apprentices have been hired, 8,500 people have been trained, and £1.5billion of contracts have been awarded in the south west.
East Anglian Daily Times 28th June 2019 read more »