EDF, the company behind plans to build Sizewell C power station in Suffolk, has welcomed the Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Revolution.
In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement, EDF’s UK CEO Simone Rossi said: “The Government announcement is a game changer and we are right behind it. We have a huge contribution to make across nuclear, wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, electric heating, energy saving and electric vehicles.
“Hinkley Point C is providing £14 billion of work to the UK supply chain and Sizewell C is ready to create great jobs across the country now.”
Sizewell C Managing Director, Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, added: “Sizewell C is the only large scale nuclear project ready to begin construction. It will deliver the always-on low-carbon power Britain needs. Sizewell C will be a great British project: It will copy the UK-adapted design being built at Hinkley Point C, with 70% of the value of engineering and construction contracts going to suppliers based in this country, and can be majority owned by British investors. When it gets the go-ahead, it will create thousands of jobs.
“Sizewell C builds on the great progress being made by UK nuclear at Hinkley Point C and, as a direct copy, it can benefit from lower construction and financing costs. We look forward to moving ahead quickly with the Government on an innovative funding arrangement to achieve best value for money for consumers.”
By Sizewell C Media Team