Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is spending £1 billion with businesses in the North of England, the latest figures show. The numbers come in Hinkley Point C’s 2021 Socio-Economic Impact Report which shows spending with more than 500 companies in the North-East, North-West, Yorkshire and Humber. The figures were highlighted by EDF’s chief executive Simone Rossi on a visit yesterday to Darchem engineering near Stockton-on-Tees. The company employs hundreds of people on major contracts to build specialised tanks, stainless steel liners and other precision equipment for the plant in Somerset. The work has played a key role in sustaining the business during the pandemic. The socio-economic report shows Hinkley Point C will support 71,000 jobs in the UK. These include new jobs recently created at Jarrow in South Tyneside where 40 new roles are being hired by KAEFER for specialised steel ductwork. On Humberside, Bilfinger is opening a new factory for high quality pipework as part of a contract expected to employ 350 people across Britain.
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