Subject to a final investment decision, the EDF Energy development will provide clean, secure and affordable electricity for around five million homes.
Aggregate Industries, as part of the new LafargeHolcim Group, plays a key role in supplying and supporting large-scale construction projects across the UK and Europe. Hinkley Point C provides an opportunity to supply material and services to a project that will look to revitalise the UK’s nuclear power industry.
A spokesperson for Aggregate Industries said: “The Hinkley Point C development is hugely important, not just for the energy sector, but the UK economy as a whole. The creation of jobs, securing the supply of energy and developing skills and innovation in the UK are all vital elements of this project. We’re proud to be playing our part in bringing this concept to life.”
Alongside the investment in its construction, Hinkley Point C will also create 25,000 employment opportunities, 1,000 of them for apprentices. This mirrors Aggregate Industries’ continued commitment to investing in apprentices and developing employees within its business.
The project continues to progress, with all parties working hard with the UK Government to confirm a final investment decision as soon as possible. EDF Energy has worked in partnership with the UK supply chain to ensure that companies can compete successfully to provide material and services for this valuable project. It’s estimated that over 60% of the total construction costs will be spent with UK businesses.