Sizewell C to employ 5,600 construction workers a year

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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EDF Energy said construction of the Sizewell C nuclear power station will create 25,000 jobs during the building phase which will last up to nine years.

The energy giant revealed its proposals today for a third nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.

The peak construction workforce will hit 5,600 on the proposed 32 hectare site just north of the existing Sizewell B.

The new power station will contain two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) along with associated buildings, cooling water infrastructure and interim storage for nuclear waste and spent fuel.

There would also be a National Grid substation, sea protection, training centre and visitor centre.

New internal roads and car parking would be built, along with an access road to adjoin the B1122 and further transport improvements in the local area.

Three alternative sites have been proposed for the army of construction workers to be housed in temporary accommodation for between 2,000-3,000 people.

EDF’s preferred option is on the construction site, while others are earmarked for the Sizewell Gap south of Sandy Lane or to the south of Sizewell Sports and Social Club.

The campus would consist of three or four-storey accommodation buildings, plus indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities, car parking and services including waste and utilities.

A park and ride site for workers approaching from the north would be at either Yoxford, Darsham or the A144 junction, while a southern site would be at Wickham Market, Woodbridge or Bredfield.

The initial proposals are the start of a consultation process which will last at least a year.

 

 

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