Hinkley Point C expects to hire 1,700 people in the next year, helping the South West economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The jobs forecast comes in the latest report into the positive social and economic impact of the new nuclear power station, which will play a key role in helping Britain fight climate change by achieving net-zero emissions. The report shows that spending with South-West based businesses has already hit £3.2 billion, more than twice the initial target of £1.5 billion set as the project began.
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Another 1,700 workers are to be hired over the next year to help build the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset. The new roles will bring the total working on the site to more than 7,000, according to EDF, the French energy firm leading the project. The plant is due to open in June 2026 and not in 2025 as planned and will cost between £22bn and £23bn. But critics have pointed out that Hinkley’s energy will be expensive.
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EDF Energy has published its report on the Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBS) silo collapse which took place on the Hinkley Point C construction site on 10th June last year. The report’s headline conclusion on the sudden silo collapse – that it was caused by the overloading of a bolted joint due to inadequate design, raises more questions than it answers.
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