Plans & Construction
EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of France’s EDF, will reduce the number of staff at the Hinkley Point C nuclear station site in Somerset from 650 to 250 after having completed the preparatory work and awaiting a final investment decision, the company said. “EDF Energy has carried out extensive work with its contract partners to make the Hinkley Point C project ready for a final investment decision” including site preparations and roadworks. These works are now nearing completion and the contractors involved will no longer be needed. “The next phase of work on site and in the associated developments will require a substantial increase in spending levels, and will begin as soon as the final investment decision has been made”, EDF Energy said. “Good progress” has been made on the work to finalise the agreements which will enable a final investment decision in the coming months, the company also said.