An influential group of leading contractors and organisations are calling on the Government to back the building of the £18bn Sizewell C nuclear power station as a pre-packed low carbon recovery project. Firms including Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Mace said the Suffolk nuclear power station project would deliver an immediate economic stimulus if backed. Early works contracts worth up to £300m could begin this year if the opportunity is seized. The Sizewell C Consortium of over 30 firms and organisations said approval of the project would be a major boost for the UK nuclear sector, which directly provides more than 60,000 highly skilled jobs, with another 160,000 jobs sustained across the wider supply chain.
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Dr Dan Poulter has expressed his opposition to plans for a new nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast at Sizewell. The MP is the first of the county’s MPs to publicly voice his objections saying he has concerns over adequate infrastructure provision, environmental impacts and the involvement of Chinese state-owned developers. “EDF have failed to properly engage with legitimate construction concerns,” the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich said. “We’ve seen very little consideration given to what additional infrastructure there will be in terms of road and rail to accommodate that very long-lasting construction project that will last 10 years.”
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