EDF Energy to release infrastructure plans for a new UK nuclear project

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New plans for a nuclear power plant including road improvements and worker accommodation will be released by EDF Energy in 2019, the energy giant has revealed.

The £16bn project is expected to be situated next to the Sizewell B reactor, which is currently still in operation.

Household name EDF believes this week’s consultations were the final discussions before a plan is solidified and sent to the Planning Inspectorate.

EDF released a statement citing £100m as the total project expenditure so far, which the firm has shared with its partner China General Nuclear (CGN).

"Sizewell C will bring significant benefit to the East of England, jobs, education and skills development, as well as opportunities for local businesses," said Jim Crawford, Sizewell C Project Development Director.

"Our sister project in Somerset, Hinkley Point C, is already delivering, with government figures showing South West companies winning contracts worth more than £1.3 billion.

"We want to deliver the same benefits for the East of England," he added.

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