Hinkley Point C and The Multiplier Effect


Some great news on local jobs today in the Knutsford Guardian:

Nuclear engineering firm AMEC, based at Booths Park in Knutsford, is one of the key partners in EDF’s nuclear new build programme – the first of its kind in the country in almost 20 years.

Earlier this week, it was announced the Government and EDF Energy reached a commercial agreement on the key terms of a proposed investment contract for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

Following the news of the deal, AMEC said it expects to create up to 300 jobs in the North West before the building programme ends with a ‘fair portion’ of the vacancies to be allocated to the Knutsford office.

Frank Stokes, of AMEC, said: “We currently have well over 100 people working on the UK new build programme in both the UK and France, and we expect this figure to increase significantly as the programme develops.” Continue reading