Experts are to be employed to see how businesses in Suffolk can secure the greatest benefits from the £14billion Sizewell C project if it goes ahead. EDF Energy says the new nuclear power station will create 25,000 jobs over a decade – with 5,600 workers at its peak – and will generate £100m a year for the local economy during its construction, including lucrative contracts for companies supplying services of all kinds for the project. More than 1,000 businesses in the region have already signed up with EDF to be kept informed of opportunities. Geoff Holdcroft, cabinet member with responsibility for economic development at Suffolk Coastal District Council, said: “Following our response to EDF Energy’s Stage 2 Consultation on a new nuclear power station at Sizewell at the beginning of February, EDF have been very quiet as they digest and analyse all the responses they received. “Since then this council’s Sizewell C Task Group has met to discuss how best this authority can prepare itself to engage with EDF in the run up to the Stage 3 public consultation.
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