EDF Energy has released a new series of images and a video that highlight the progress being made on construction of its new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
The energy producer released the images as part of its response to the government new Nuclear Sector Deal announced this week.
EDF welcomed the announcement of the deal which aims to build on the historical partnership between the government and industry that has helped the UK become one of the leading nuclear countries in the world. The deal will support innovation, infrastructure and people within the nuclear industry.
In a statement, the company said: “The announcement recognises the vital role nuclear plays in the UK as part of a low carbon energy mix and as a major source of jobs, skills and industrial strength. The new power station EDF Energy and CGN are building at Hinkley Point C is leading the nuclear renaissance, generating huge economic benefits for the south west and helping to make the UK more competitive by boosting nuclear industry skills and expertise. By replicating the design at Sizewell C in Suffolk and exploring new financing options, we believe we can significantly reduce costs in line with the aims set out in the Nuclear Sector Deal.
“We continue to work hard to increase opportunities for women in the nuclear industry. We have already boosted the proportion of STEM apprentices we employ and have several programmes in place to support career progression for women at all levels.”
Read more about the progress on Hinkley’s earthworks here.