sets up new base for Hinkley Point C project workers
giant EDF has leased offices to provide a base for a large part
of the project team working on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power
work will support the construction of the proposed new nuclear
power station near Burnham-On-Sea, which will create thousands
announcement came amid recent reports of a delay in the so-called
final investment decision for the £18 billion project.
French company has said a decision will be made "soon",
with mid-February now looking a possible date.
Energy has already invested in facilities, including a new national
training centre, and is involved in Bridgwater Colleges
Construction Skills Centre.
Whitehurst, national officer of the GMB union, welcomed the announcement,
saying: "It follows on from EDF signing an earthworks contract
with Kier Bam and with work on that contract starting."
are currently about 300 workers on the site with around 100 workers
now employed by Kier Bam on the earthworks contract. The new offices
are more positive news for this much-needed project."