In reaction to the updated Hinkley Point C construction schedule, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

 “The more nuclear stations we build the quicker and cheaper it will become, so instead of building one plant at a time with long gaps in between projects, a programmatic approach, as outlined in the government’s Nuclear Roadmap, is vital to ensure we build expertise, maintain workforce capability and increase efficiency.

 “Hinkley Point C is the most significant green energy project ever in the UK and represents the revival of an industry after a generation of not building any new plants. It has revitalised the supply chain, creating thousands of skilled jobs in the process and will provide vital learnings for the rest of the industry.

 “Hinkley Point C is an integral part of the UK’s route to energy security and decarbonisation, and will continue to provide firm, clean power and jobs well into the second half of this century and beyond. What is important now is that we act with pace and scale alongside other clean energy technologies as we shift towards a net zero future.”


Notes to Editors

  • Hinkley Point C will meet 7% of the UK’s electricity demand, enough power for 6 million homes, from just a quarter of a square mile of land.
  • Hinkley Point C would be the joint greenest project in British history, with a lifecycle carbon intensity of just 5.5g/kWh and would produce approximately 26 TWh of electricity per year, enough to displace more than 5 billion cubic metres of gas burning.

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