Lancashire could benefit from Suffolk power station

Nuclear energy specialist Assystem says a proposed new nuclear power station on the Suffolk cost could have far-reaching benefits and result in job creation in Lancashire.

Assystem is the world’s second largest nuclear engineering company, with its five-site UK operation headquartered in Blackburn.

It is one of 32 companies and organisations in the UK, including some of the nation’s biggest clean energy firms, urging the government to approve the the Sizewell C proposals. 

The consortium described the project as a pre-packed stimulus project that will provide a major economic boost for the UK worth around £14bn and creating up to 25,000 jobs.

David Price, business unit director at Assystem said: "Assystem is delighted to join the Sizewell C Consortium, a proposal that can guarantee jobs right here in the UK and particularly the regions where we operate in the North West, North East, East Midlands and South West, as well as supporting a low carbon energy mix to help us meet Net Zero by 2050."

Sizewell C would provide 3.2GW of 'always-on' clean energy, enough to power six million homes. The planning application for the project was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate last month. By replicating Hinkley Point C, currently under construction in Somerset, Sizewell C is expected to benefit from significant cost savings. Early works, involving contracts worth up to £300m, could begin this year.   

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