Councillor David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying it is a real achievement and landmark moment for the project.
EDF Energy this morning announced that Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest.
Today Cllr David Hall, Cabinet member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure said: “We have already seen first hand the benefits that Hinkley Point C has bought to our County. £1.5 billion has now been spent directly with businesses in Somerset and the wider South West which is a clear indication of the substantial value that is being injected into the local economy.”
“As a County Council, we are working closely with EDF Energy and partners locally to ensure that our communities are benefiting hugely from the creation of jobs and investment in infrastructure, skills and apprenticeships and supply chain opportunities for local businesses.”