This is a critical time for the UK’s nuclear energy industry. The construction of the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, is well advanced and EDF Energy, the French-owned energy giant building the plant, is keen to pick up the pace on its next big infrastructure project. Sizewell C, in Suffolk, is envisaged as a replica project to Hinkley Point C. The future of new nuclear build in the UK has again been thrown into doubt by last week’s decision by Hitachi, the Japanese company, to abandon the Horizon project – which would have seen new nuclear power stations built at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn in south Gloucestershire.
Sky News 23rd Sept 2020 read more »
More than 1,400 people have registered their interest in working at the planned Sizewell C nuclear power station, EDF has revealed. The energy firm also said it has increased the number of apprenticeships it plans to offer from 1,000 to 1,500. The news comes after EDF launched its ‘Young Sizewell C’ scheme designed to provide students in East Anglia with future job opportunities, should the station get approval to be built. EDF bosses have said they are “really encouraged” by the interest as they moved forward with the £20billion project.
East Anglian Daily Times 24th Sept 2020 read more »