Anti-nuclear campaigners have disputed the number of jobs that a new power station on the Suffolk coast will create – and say it will not provide enough long-term opportunities. EDF Energy says the Sizewell C nuclear plant is expected to provide 25,000 jobs over the 10-year construction period with 5,600 workers on site at its peak, and says it is “absolutely committed” to creating local jobs, skills and training opportunities. It says the project will provide up to £200million a year to boost the county’s economy, and create 900 full-time jobs once operational. But Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) has cast doubt on the job numbers. EDF has already said that £14billion Sizewell C will be 20% cheaper to build because Hinkley construction techniques will be mirrored, grid connections are already available and it will use different finance models. However, TASC fears this could mean a transfer of skills, with possibly a large part of Hinkley C’s experienced workforce moving to Sizewell.
East Anglian Daily Times 14th July 2019 read more »