Hinkley Point C nuclear power station workforce to be halved
25 March, 2020
French energy giant EDF has announced plans to reduce the workforce constructing the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of employees working on the site will be reduced by more than half to around 2,000, with staffing levels reducing further as work on the project progresses.
EDF also announced measures to ensure worker safety, including split shift working and staggered breaks, while fewer staff would improve social distancing measures.
Expected to cost between £21.5bn and £22.5bn, the 3,200MW nuclear plant is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2025.
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