Nuclear New Build Projects
We're investing in the future of nuclear energy
To provide a secure energy supply for the future, the UK needs a diverse and balanced energy mix. Nuclear power stations make an important contribution to this mix, as they reliably generate low-carbon electricity. Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale, low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK.
We own and operate eight of the UK's ten existing nuclear power stations, and are building a new one at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. In addition, we are jointly developing other new build proposals with China General Nuclear Power Corporation, with EDF Energy leading on Sizewell C in Suffolk, and CGN leading on Bradwell B in Essex.
Hinkley Point C
Hinkley Point C is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years. It will have the capacity to generate safe, reliable, low-carbon electricity; enough to power around 6 million homes over an anticipated lifespan of 60 years. Other benefits include:
- 25,000 new employment opportunities created during the construction period
- £200 million per year going into the regional economy during peak construction
- 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions offset every year of operation
Interested in working at Hinkley Point C?
The construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities in a broad range of occupations and careers. For example, there will be jobs in construction, civil engineering, electrical installation, hospitality, catering, logistics, security, site services, support roles and others over the coming years. And it’s not just during construction. When complete, Hinkley Point C will have an expected workforce of 900 people to run the power station throughout its 60-year operation.
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We aim to build a new power station with two UK-EPR reactors located on land next to the current Sizewell B station in Suffolk.
China General Nuclear Power Corporation and EDF are also at the pre-planning stage of developing a new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.