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28th Feb 2017 Potential for 600 new jobs at old Trawsfynydd nuclear site

It has been claimed that installation of a new reactor in North Wales could lead to 600 new jobs being created. Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd, where the existing nuclear plant is being decommissioned by Magnox on behalf of the NDA, has been hailed as an ‘ideal site’ for small modular reactors (SMRs)..

14th Dec 2016 Reactor design for new Anglesey power plant enters consultation stage

A consultation has begun on Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) design proposed for a new nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd. Horizon Nuclear Power, the company behind the proposals, estimate up to 850 permanent jobs will be created once the power station becomes operational. During construction a workforce of around 4,000 is anticipated, with between 8,000 and 10,000 workers during peak periods.

7th Nov 2016 Development of small modular reactors (SMRs) could create thousands of jobs

Rolls Royce believes tens of thousands of “highly skilled, long-term jobs” could be created by the development of a new generation of mini-nuclear reactors.

5th Nov 2016 New nuclear power station planned for West Cumbria expected to create 21,000 jobs

Nugen, a UK nuclear joint venture between Toshiba and ENGIE, are currently working on plans to build Europe's largest new nuclear power station in West Cumbria which is expected to create between 14,000 and 21,000 jobs.

16th Sep 2016 Thousands of jobs to be created following Hinkley Point go ahead

Yesterday's announcement that Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation is to be built at Hinkley Point C in Somerset in expected to result in the creation of as many as 25.000 jobs.

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