Ministers from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy visited Hinkley Point C today (Thursday) to see progress at the new nuclear power station. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry met some of the 500 apprentices already hired by the project and saw the huge scale of construction underway in Somerset. Hinkley Point C will supply the UK with reliable low carbon electricity for decades to come and will be an essential part of a future energy mix without polluting fossil fuels. The ministers heard about the UK supply chain and the progress on the two reactors. Unit One is now being built above ground and the project’s next major milestone is completion of the base for Unit Two in June later this year.
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