Cavendish Nuclear joins new industrial consortium backing Sizewell C

Cavendish Nuclear is proud to be part of the Sizewell C consortium, which has come together to support delivery of a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.  As a major British-owned nuclear services company, we recognise the opportunities Sizewell C will bring for British jobs, the British supply chain and its ability to provide a much needed clean energy boost to the British economy. 

Clean energy is a core focus for Cavendish Nuclear through our support to the existing reactors, the construction of Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C, and our work to develop advanced nuclear technologies for the future. We are committed to supporting Sizewell C and nuclear’s vital role in delivering net zero by 2050.

Mick Gornall, Clean Energy and Specialist Services Managing Director for Cavendish Nuclear explains why Cavendish Nuclear is proud to part of the Sizewell C consortium

The Sizewell C Consortium:

Thirty two companies and organisations from all regions of the UK, including some of the UK’s biggest clean energy firms, have come together to urge the Government to give the major infrastructure project the green light.

The Consortium believes Sizewell C is a pre-packed stimulus project that will provide a major economic boost for the UK, worth around £14bn, and set the country on the road to a green recovery. 

The Consortium intends to sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with regions across the UK to guarantee British jobs and investment in the building of Sizewell C.  Up to 70% of contracts for Sizewell C will go to British-based businesses, securing the future of the nuclear supply chain and creating tens of thousands of jobs across the UK. 

Kerrie Greenall, Cavendish Nuclear Procurement & Supply Chain Graduate, talks about why she is excited that Cavendish Nuclear is part of the Sizewell C Consortium

Sizewell C will provide 3.2GW of always-on clean energy, enough to power 6 million homes. The planning application for the project was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate last month. As a replica of Hinkley Point C in Somerset, Sizewell C is expected to benefit from significant savings in construction costs. Early works, involving contracts worth up to £300m, could begin this year. 

Approval of the project would be a major boost for the UK nuclear sector, which directly provides more than 60,000 highly skilled jobs, with another 160,000 jobs sustained across the wider supply chain.

However, without Government backing for Sizewell C soon, thousands of these jobs will be lost, which would seriously undermine the UK’s nuclear delivery capability.

Cameron Gilmour, spokesperson for the Sizewell C Consortium said:

“Britain has built a world beating nuclear industry supply chain which supports thousands of highly skilled jobs across the UK.  The Sizewell C supply chain is ready and willing to help government with the green economic recovery.  A firm commitment on the future of Sizewell C will help sustain the nuclear supply chain and can deliver significant benefits to the UK’s low carbon economic prosperity”

The Sizewell C Consortium also includes Atkins; Balfour Beatty Bailey; Bilfinger; Cavendish Nuclear; Doosan Babcock; EDF; Jacobs; Laing O’Rourke; Mott MacDonald; Mace, as well as host of smaller businesses. It is also backed by some of the country’s biggest trade unions including the GMB, the Unite Union and Prospect. 

More information on the consortium can be found here: https://www.sizewellcconsortium.com/

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