HE is the man in charge of a project so divisive, it has seen years of campaigns against it – and they show no sign of abating. So you might be interested to know Alan Raymant, the new chief executive of Bradwell B power station, not only grew up being able to see the now decommissioned Bradwell A power station from his home but frequently sailed in waters nearby. The site of the new power station, Bradwell B, lies to the east of the former station which ceased operating in 2002. The organisations behind the new project – China General Nuclear Power Group and EDF Energy – say it will bring reliable, low carbon energy for years to come as well as generating jobs, skills and investment. But anti-nuclear protesters, especially those living in Mersea and Brightlingsea, will take some convincing the good outweighs the bad. Mr Rayment grew up in Brightlingsea but says taking on the role of the proposed power station’s boss was a career choice not a nostalgic one.
Essex Gazette 16th March 2019 read more »