Hinkley Point C is a nuclear power station to be constructed in Somerset, England providing 25,000 new employment opportunities over the lifetime of the project. It is the first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation, with the intent to deliver 7% of the UK’s electricity when most other nuclear power stations will have closed down.
Back in 2008, the UK government gave the go-ahead for the power station to be built and have since outlined common goals for the nuclear industry, with a key aim to utilise the best of our existing workforce as well as develop
. The government also pledged to employ a predominantly UK based workforce, cultivate global quality training and nuclear expertise and diversify the workforce by increasing the proportion of .
Hinkley Point C is a vital investment. It isn’t just about providing low carbon electricity to over five million homes – it’s about powering our economy, now and in the future. It will not only provide great opportunities for local, national and internal businesses but it will also bring long-lasting benefits to communities throughout the South West.
The final contracts were signed in September 2016, which means construction is set to take place anytime soon, marking a significant moment in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry.