EDF Group - Secretary of State praises progress at Hinkley Point C
- Jan 14, 2022 8:27 pm GMT
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been in Somerset today (Thursday), seeing how work is progressing at Hinkley Point C.
The visit follows government commitments to new nuclear set out in the Energy White Paper, and passage through the House of Commons this week of the Nuclear Financing Bill, which will help lower the costs of building new nuclear such as Sizewell C. The Government has committed to putting nuclear at the heart of the
The Ministers were shown how construction has maintained momentum, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. Experience gained from building the first reactor unit has allowed teams to deliver the second more efficiently, such as the liner ring being built 25% quicker than the same part for unit 1.
Apprentices also met the Ministers and shared their experiences of gaining industry experience at Hinkley Point C. More than 850 have been trained so far, strengthening the
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'To build on
'It has been remarkable to see how construction work is progressing and to meet with some of the workers driving forward one of
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