Published: June 18, 2010
Burnham firms invited to Hinkley Point opportunities event

Businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area can find out next month how they can take advantage of plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

EDF Energy, which has plans to build two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point, will be staging a special conference on Tuesday 6th July to highlight how local businesses may benefit.

The aim of the UK Supplier Day will be to ensure that local companies are aware of the opportunities that EDF's plans may create - paricularly in civil engineering, electrical and mechanical sectors as well as on-site services for accommodation and transport.

Presentations at the event will be made by key EDF Energy staff from engineering, quality and procurement divisions.

Cllr Anne Fraser, Sedgemoor District Council's portfolio holder for Strategy and Business, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a welcome boost for many companies in Sedgemoor as it represents long-term opportunities for local businesses and employment. It also creates the chance for this council to realise its ambitions to encourage enterprise and economic growth."

Claire Pearce, Sedgemoor District Council’s lead officer on economic development, added: "This event will explain that this is a large scale construction project which many local businesses could participate in. The event will explain the process, and tackle any concerns, and highlight where businesses can obtain support. It will be one of several opportunities for businesses to liaise with EDF Energy direct."

The conference will be held at Bridgwater's Express Park on July 6th.
Companies wishing to take part in the conference or some of our follow on events can register their interest in an invitation to the event at the UK Supplier Day website here or send an email to edfenergysupplierday@ppsgroup.co.uk or call 0800 019 2205.

 


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