Fancy a career move or a fresh challenge? Enthusiastic workers are invited to attend a Hinkley Point C recruitment event later this month. Running on Thursday, September 28 at the Beach Hotel in Minehead between 4pm and 7pm, the Hinkley Point C Site Operations Recruitment Event shows the opportunities and new roles available at the Bridgwater nuclear power station.
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French nuclear reactor maker Areva NP hopes to get regulator ASN’s approval in coming weeks to restart its Creusot Forge foundry, which was halted last year following the discovery of manufacturing problems and falsified documents. Creusot Forge in eastern France started producing some components in July for two planned reactors in Hinkley Point, western England, without objections from British nuclear regulator ONR and hopes to restart commercial production for the French utility EDF’s nuclear fleet soon. “In the coming weeks, in cooperation with the ASN and EDF, we will propose the restart of activities for the French fleet,” Areva NP chief executive Bernard Fontana told Reuters at the World Nuclear Association conference in London. Fontana said the restart was the ASN’s call but added that a series of audits had gone well and that the firm was confident the foundry can resume commercial production. As part of a government-funded rescue, reactor maker Areva NP will be split off from former integrated nuclear group Areva SA and will be bought by state-owned utility EDF, its main customer. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
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