Welsh Government signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sizewell C Consortium

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Welsh Government and the Sizewell C Consortium.

The Welsh Government has announced that the MoU could potentially see an investment of up to £900 million in the Welsh nuclear supply chain and up to 4,700 jobs supported across Wales, if the power station is given the go-ahead.

The Sizewell C Consortium is an organisation of almost 200 businesses and trade unions from the UK nuclear supply chain focused on building the next nuclear power station at Sizewell.

Ken Skates, Economy Minister, commented on the announcement: “Wales has a strong history of nuclear expertise and know-how.

“A number of businesses across the country are now established parts of the global nuclear supply chain and they are now poised to benefit should Sizewell C be given the go-ahead.

“While we have recently had disappointing news about Wylfa Newydd, we remain committed to that project and the supply chain.

“This MOU shows how the Welsh expertise in the nuclear industry is in demand and can be used across the UK and further afield.”

At the point when construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset nears completion, this MOU sets out the opportunity for Welsh businesses to be part of the supply chain for the next build at Sizewell C.

Cameron Gilmour, Spokesperson of the Sizewell C Consortium, added: “This MOU is a signal of intent from the nuclear industry that Sizewell C can deliver jobs, skills and long-term economic growth right across Wales.

“The Consortium – with almost 200 members from across the UK – is determined to build on Wales’ proud nuclear heritage and now stands ready to do so.

“We need to continue along the process of approval for Sizewell C in order to deliver the advantages to nuclear suppliers in Wales.”