Last night EDF Energy issued a press release stating that the board will meet on 28th July to consider the Final Investment Decision for the Hinkley Point C project.
On the news that the board will meet, Steve Hindley, Chair of the Heart of the South West LEP, said:
“Hinkley Point C will transform our economy, creating 25,000 new jobs and generating £18bn investment. It’s the cornerstone of our Nuclear South West partnership in which we’re promoting the South West as the UK’s leading area for the nuclear sector with international profile.
“We’re are geared up to provide local packages of investment that will make sure we really maximise these opportunities for people and businesses in our area:
“The new Somerset Energy and Innovation Centre near Bridgwater, the Hinkley Point Training Agency and the Hinkley Supply Chain for example - all part funded through the HotSW LEP’s deals with Government - and are key components of the thriving Nuclear South West cluster."