Reacting to the commencement of formal construction at Sizewell C, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:
“Today’s commencement of formal construction is good news for Britain. Construction at Sizewell C means tens of thousands of jobs on site and across the country and potentially billions in investment for the region. The project will drive much needed work into British industry and sustain the skills we need for a new nuclear programme. Sizewell lays that foundation for jobs, clean power and energy security for the rest of this century.”
Notes to Editors
- Sizewell C would be the joint greenest project in British history, with a lifecycle carbon intensity of just 5.5g/kWh.
- Sizewell C 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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