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New training centres ready for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C
April 28, 2022

The Energy Minister, Greg Hands is due to open one of three new training centres to support theHinkley Point C project in Somerset, on Thursday 28th April 2022. Together with existing facilitiesand investment into education and skills, the centres will be ready to help local people join theadditional 4,000 workers needed for the next phase…

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Adapting to Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Apprenticeship Delivery
August 10, 2020

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) has strategically placed itself as the region’s leading provider for technical and professional training, and works in collaboration with a large number of local and national employers, including Hinkley Point C (HPC), supporting one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects in delivering a wide range of Apprenticeship programmes. From Steelfixers…

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Have your say - Hinkley Point C
April 30, 2019

Nuclear Regulation News - An update from the Environment Agency We’ve received an application to vary an existing environmental permit, under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, from NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited at the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, near Bridgwater. Permit application number EPR/HP3228XT/V004 The company now wants to…

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MP Ian Liddel Granger Sponsors “Engaging Hinkley Award“
November 21, 2016

Local MP Ian Liddel Granger  has kindly offered to sponsor a engaging with Hinkley Award for the Chamber’s Sedgemoor Business Awards due to take place in March. Ian commented :--     Ian Liddell-Grainger, the MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, and the Bridgwater Chamber are pleased to Sponsor and support the “Engaging with Hinkley Award” at…

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Hinkley C Project Update November 16
November 15, 2016

Hinkley C Project Update Following the final contracts signing between EDF Energy, Chinese investment partner CGN and UK Government on September 29th, we have finally got the go ahead for the construction of Hinkley C. When discussing this project six years ago the local business community got very excited only to see the project get…

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Engaging with Hinkley - Chamber networking breakfast 27th October
November 2, 2016

The event was held at the YMCA Bridgwater, Friarn Avenue, and with the change in the weather the views from the meeting room at the YMCA were spectacular, providing a wonderful backdrop for the networking event and the talks on Engaging with Hinkley. Our first speaker was Chris Langdon who is responsible for leading the…

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KBR wins Hinkley Point C contract
October 4, 2016

Technology, engineering, procurement and construction company KBR has been awarded a contract to provide long-term project management services at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development in Somerset. It follows the signing of contracts between EDF Energy, the UK government and China General Nuclear Group (CGN) yesterday, enabling the project to go ahead. The…

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£500k for Bridgwater & North Petherton from the Hinkley C fund
September 27, 2016

Two local projects are set to benefit from almost £500,000 from the Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund. The projects in Bridgwater and North Petherton are designed to help mitigate some of the impacts that are likely to affect the two towns as the Hinkley Point C construction project moves into the next…

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GE Power wins £1.46bn Hinkley Point C contract
September 20, 2016

GE Power has secured a £1.46bn contract for work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project. Its Steam Power Systems business, part of GE Power, will supply two conventional power islands including steam turbine, generator, and other critical equipment. GE acquired the technology through its acquisition of Alstom last year. GE Steam Power…

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At Last - The news we've been waiting for - Hinkley C approved
September 16, 2016

South West business leaders have hailed the government's approval of the £18bn Hinkley Point C project and its potential impact on the region, including the possible injection of £100bn into the local economy and creation of 25,000 jobs. Following a review of the project, the go-ahead has been given, subject to the introduction of a…

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Rolls-Royce preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C diesel generator
September 12, 2016

Rolls-Royce has been selected as the preferred bidder for a contract to supply an integrated nuclear emergency diesel system for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The system will comprise an MTU diesel generator made by Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Rolls-Royce patented instrumentation and control technology. The latest announcement takes the total preferred-bidder contracts…

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Hinkley Update re Government delays
July 29, 2016

Unfortunately, plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project, approved the funding at a board meeting. Contracts were to be signed today,…

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Hinkley Point gets final investment approval
July 28, 2016

Investment in the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK in 20 years - at Hinkley Point - has secured final approval. The decision came at a board meeting of French utility EDF - the company financing most of the £18bn project. Following that agreement, legally binding contracts will be signed and…

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EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point fundraising
July 27, 2016

EDF shareholders have approved plans to raise €4bn (£3.4bn) through the issue of new shares to fund the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, ahead of an expected decision on the project. Investors agreed to the package of financing at a meeting on Tuesday (26 July 2016), with the French Government, which owns about 85…

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Brexit does not affect Hinkley C
June 28, 2016

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the following statements have been made by EDF Chairman Jean-Bernard Lévy in an article published this morning. Brexit has “no impact” on the business and strategy of EDF in the UK, including its plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in England, said…

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No committment to date for Hinkley C final investment decision
May 25, 2016

The boss of EDF Energy has refused to give a date for a final investment decision on the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz was called by MPs to speak at a meeting of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee on 24 May 2016.…

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