A quarter of the 4,000 construction workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset are from Wales, the BBC has been told. It comes after several large infrastructure projects in Wales were either cancelled or suspended. These include rail electrification from Cardiff to Swansea, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant and the M4 relief road. Hinkley Point C also took on 21 apprentices from Wylfa Newydd. One of them Jessica Williams, who is in the second year of her apprenticeship, will move about 280 miles south to Somerset this summer to complete her qualification. When Wylfa Newydd, on Anglesey, was suspended earlier this year, the French company behind Hinkley Point C, EDF, came looking for future workers.
BBC 26th June 2019 read more »