EDF has said it expects an additional 1,700 people will be hired in the next year to help work on the construction of nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C in Somerset. New figures released by the French energy giant have revealed that spending with South West-based businesses on the project has hit £3.2bn – more than twice the initial target of £1.5bn. The forecasted new roles in construction, welding, electrical and equipment installation, plus wider support roles, would take the total number of people working on Hinkley Point across the UK to more than 70,000,
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Hinkley Point C project spending with South West businesses has hit £3.2bn, more than twice the initial target of £1.5bn which was set when the nuclear power scheme began. The latest socio-economic report for the project says it will also hire 1,700 people in the next year, with the new jobs including roles in construction, welding, electrical and equipment installation and wider support roles. However according to The Telegraph, EDF has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could still cause major delays to the nuclear power plant. Talks are continuing between EDF and the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) – the government-owned company that acts as counterparty on clean energy subsidy contracts. The LCCC said it is “actively working with Hinkley Point C to establish the impact the pandemic has had, in accordance with the terms of [its contract]”.
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