Latest news Here you will find all the latest about about Hinkley Point C in the press. Press release: Somerset schoolchildren asked to name giant 'bores' October 3, 2017 There has already been a Mary, a Jessica and a Phyllis, now local schoolchildren are being asked to find suitable names for a trio of machines which will be burrowing beneath the Bristol Channel. Press release: EDF Energy to start work on M5 roundabout upgrade September 25, 2017 EDF Energy will start work next month on the upgrade of the roundabout above the M5 at Junction 23. Blog: Building more than a power station August 22, 2017 Hinkley Point C is proud to call Somerset its home, not just for the 10 years of construction but during the 60 years of planned operations and beyond. Press release: Bridgwater pupils help name Hinkley Point C campuses August 22, 2017 Creative pupils at Willowdown Primary Academy, in Bridgwater, have helped the Hinkley Point C team by naming the project’s two workforce accommodation campuses. Press release: Drop-in sessions provide a helping hand for local job seekers August 9, 2017 Local job seekers are being given a helping hand to make the most of the Hinkley Point C project through one-to-one drop-in sessions. Press release: Hinkley Point runners step out for charity August 7, 2017 Runners from Hinkley Point were out in force for the nuclear sites’ annual charity fun run. This year, around 50 people took part in either a 10km or a 5km run, following a new route around the Steart Marshes nature reserve near Combwich. Press release: Hinkley Point C project receives prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal July 10, 2017 EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C project has been recognised for the team’s commitment to health and safety at the 2017 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards. Press release: Essex firm Ovivo awarded £27 million contract for Hinkley Point C July 7, 2017 EDF Energy has awarded Essex firm Ovivo UK Limited a £27million contract to supply the largest cooling water intake screening system in the world for Hinkley Point C. Press release: Major road upgrade finished ahead of schedule June 29, 2017 A series of major road and junction improvements in Bridgwater have been completed some six weeks ahead of schedule. Press release: Hinkley Point C trio among best in Europe May 26, 2017 Trio honoured at the prestigious European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards Blog: Milestones Achieved at Hinkley Point C – First Nuclear Concrete Pour March 31, 2017 Written by Rob Jordan, Hinkley Point C Construction Director Press release: EDF Energy sets out progress at Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station March 31, 2017 Six months after contracts were signed for Hinkley Point C in Somerset, EDF Energy has today set out the progress made at the site. Blog: International Women’s Day – Construction and Engineering Programme March 8, 2017 HPC’s education programme 'Inspire' has teamed up with Bridgwater and Taunton College to deliver a Challenge for Women programme. Press release: Minister finds 1000 reasons to visit Hinkley Point C for National Apprenticeship Week March 6, 2017 Skills & Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon MP congratulates EDF Energy for the work it is doing to create apprenticeships for the project. Press release: Hinkley Point C rugby lads try hard for charity November 25, 2016 Rugby players from the Hinkley Point C project have raised around £10,000 for the company’s charity partner, Breast Cancer Now. Blog: Hinkley Point C - a boost for jobs and science October 18, 2016 The HPC project will create 25,000 job opportunities across a range of sectors Press release: EDF Energy signs-up to the Armed Forces Covenant October 10, 2016 EDF Energy formally pledge their support to current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families Blog: Preparing for future job opportunities at Hinkley Point C October 4, 2016 Written by Jenny Sandy, Hinkley Point C Employment & Skills Manager Press release: Final contracts signed for Hinkley Point C September 29, 2016 The signing formally relaunches new nuclear construction in the UK and Europe and will provide a significant boost for industry in Britain and France. Blog: Behind the scenes at Hinkley Point C September 22, 2016 Written by Mark Lewis, HPC Site Operations Manager Blog: The birth of a new nuclear power station September 20, 2016 The industrial and human adventure to construct Hinkley Point C is just beginning Blog: Building Hinkley Point C September 16, 2016 Written by Nigel Cann, Programme & Construction Delivery Director at Hinkley Point C Speech: Vincent de Rivaz at World Nuclear Association Symposium September 16, 2016 EDF Energy CEO discusses HPC at nuclear industry's keynote event Support grows for #Hinkley Point C September 15, 2016 News on HPC welcomed on social media EDF Energy statement on Hinkley Point C September 15, 2016 The UK Government’s decision to proceed with the HPC is good news for British consumers & industry Press release: Hinkley Point C: EDF is delighted by the British Government’s decision September 15, 2016 EDF Group statement in response to the Government's decision on Hinkley Point C Blog: Opinion poll shows public support for nuclear new build September 14, 2016 An ICM poll in August 2016 showing support for the development of new nuclear power stations in the UK. Press release: Best feet forward for Hinkley Point fun runners September 9, 2016 Thousands of pounds raised for good causes at this year's Hinkley Fun Run Blog: Hinkley Point C - answering the questions August 30, 2016 'New nuclear' has to be part of our low-carbon energy future Blog: What does Hinkley mean for Somerset and the South West? August 18, 2016 Hinkley Point C is more than just a power station - it is also firing up people and businesses across the region. Blog: CEO's writes to EDF Energy employees regarding the Hinkley Point C financial investment decision July 30, 2016 Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, writes to all employees following the decision of the EDF Board Blog: Nuclear experts give their support to Hinkley Point C July 29, 2016 Comments made following EDF Board's approval of Hinkley Point C's final investment decision. Press release: EDF’s Board of Directors approves the final investment decision for HPC July 28, 2016 EDF's Board of Directors confirm the final investment decision for Hinkley Point C Press release: EDF Board called to consider a final investment decision for HPC July 21, 2016 EDF's Board of Directors has been called to a meeting to discuss the construction of two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C EDF statement: Conclusion of consultation with the EDF Works Council July 4, 2016 EDF Company Works Council meeting brings to an end consultation with employees’ representatives on HPC Press Release: Golf day raises over £9,000 in memory of Matt Purdie June 22, 2016 111 golfers took to the greens in memory of Matt Purdie who was HPC's environmental & sustainability lead Press Release: HPC team inspires budding engineers at Royal Bath & West Show June 1, 2016 EDF Energy helps to inspire the next generation of engineers at the annual show in Somerset Letter: France’s Finance Minister says HPC is “an outstanding cooperative effort by France and the UK” May 24, 2016 French Finance Minister, Emmanuel Macron, writes to UK Energy & Climate Change Parliamentary Committee to confirm that the French authorities "remain fully behind the HPC project" Vincent de Rivaz updates MPs on Hinkley Point C - May 2016 May 24, 2016 EDF Energy CEO's opening remarks at the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee Press release: Nicola and Jenny honoured at European awards ceremony May 24, 2016 Two employees working on the HPC project honoured at European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards Hinkley Point C project cost May 12, 2016 Brief clarification on the project cost of HPC Press release: Somerset students tackle low carbon challenges April 11, 2016 Yr 9 students take part in a 'low carbon residential' as part of the HPC Inspire education programme Blog: Archaeology at Hinkley Point C April 1, 2016 Written by Vicki Dingwall, HPC Community Relations Officer Letter: EDF ready for the next phase of Hinkley Point March 31, 2016 Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, writes to the Editor of the Financial Times EDF gives statement on Hinkley Point C March 30, 2016 EDF issues a statement in response to recent press coverage of the HPC project Vincent de Rivaz updates MPs on Hinkley Point C March 23, 2016 EDF Energy CEO makes his comments at the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee Blog: Challenging the myths about the EPR technology powering Hinkley Point C March 17, 2016 HPC Engineering Director, Robert Pays, sets out some facts about the EPR design Article: Inspiring women into construction & engineering March 17, 2016 Key members of the HPC project got together to discuss ways to encourage more women into the world of construction Press release: EDF Energy to give evidence to the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee as part of 'UK New Nuclear Status Update' March 17, 2016 EDF Energy will be given the opportunity to answer the Committee’s questions on the investment plans for new nuclear Press release: Hinkley Point C risk review March 12, 2016 Risk review, independent from the HPC project, concludes that HPC can be launched Blog by HPC Graduate Environmental Advisor March 11, 2016 Written by Stephanie Smith, a Graduate Environmental Advisor at HPC Press release: European Commission approves partnership between EDF & CGN March 10, 2016 EC approval shows that the robust agreements underpinning the project continue to pass independent scrutiny Letter by former HPC Project Director to The Times March 10, 2016 Former HPC Project Director Chris Bakken writes a response to the recent article in The Times newspaper Press release: Royal honour for training Hinkley Point C workforce March 8, 2016 Bridgwater College's efforts to create a new workforce for the nuclear energy industry have been honoured by The Queen Statement from EDF Chairman March 7, 2016 Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Chairman, provides a statement Statement issued by the UK & French Governments March 3, 2016 Statement made at the Franco-British Summit on 3 March 2016 Letter by the NIA: "It is beyond dispute that there is an urgent need for new generation capacity in the UK" February 26, 2016 In a letter to the FT, NIA Chairman Lord Hutton explains why the UK needs Hinkley Point C Press release: Hinkley Point C Connection Project January 19, 2016 Secretary of State approves extra transmission capacity needed to connect Hinkley Point C Community Blog: From Caves to County Hall December 23, 2015 Written by HPC Community Relations Manager, Andrew Cockcroft Press release: Cannington bypass to open on Thursday December 18, 2015 New bypass to open early as part of £16m package of local road improvements Press release: New roundabout opens at Washford Cross near Williton December 2, 2015 The work forms part of a £16 million package of road improvements paid for by EDF Energy to provide a permanent lasting legacy from the Hinkley Point C development Press release: EDF Energy strengthens commitment to nuclear skills by signing the ECITB Skills Charter December 1, 2015 The charter underpins the promise to develop new talent to feed the future of the nuclear industry in the UK and to help close a national skills gap Press release: EDF Energy selects Schneider Electric as a preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C November 26, 2015 EDF Energy has selected Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland as preferred bidder for Hinkley Point C, subject to the final investment decision Press release: EDF Energy opens new national training centre in Somerset November 13, 2015 Historic 12th century buildings will be home for collaboration and innovation in energy Blog: Hinkley Point C a big opportunity for UK steel October 30, 2015 Hinkley Point C is a big opportunity for UK steel, as well as for UK construction and manufacturing more widely Press release: Agreements in place for construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station October 21, 2015 EDF & CGN sign a Strategic Investment Agreement for joint investment for two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C Blog: How we are restarting the UK nuclear industry October 16, 2015 This blog outlines how the Hinkley Point C project will benefit the wider UK nuclear industry Blog: Hinkley Point C’s role in the fight against climate change October 13, 2015 Hinkley Point C is a key part of the UK’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change Blog: Helping the UK achieve its carbon reduction targets October 5, 2015 This blog reveals five ways that Hinkley Point C will help the UK achieve its carbon reduction targets. Blog: The EPR technology that’s powering Hinkley Point C October 2, 2015 The UK-EPR, a major development on the successful PWR, and one of the safest, most efficient civil nuclear reactors ever designed. Press release: EDF Energy readies Ovivo for contract signing subject to final investment decision October 1, 2015 EDF Energy announces Ovivo as preferred bidder in a contract worth over £10m as it prepares to make a final investment decision Blog: How we’re delivering Hinkley Point C September 29, 2015 Read our blog on how we’re delivering the Hinkley Point C project. Blog: Couldn’t we just build lots of gas-fired power stations? September 25, 2015 Gas-fired power stations are part of the answer, but we can’t replace nuclear power stations with them if we want low carbon, affordable electricity. Interview transcript: Vincent de Rivaz speaks to BBC’s Kamal Ahmed September 24, 2015 In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy answers questions on Hinkley Point C. Press release: EDF Energy readies more Hinkley Point C suppliers for contract signings September 24, 2015 EDF Energy today announces two further preferred bidder contracts worth over £100m as it prepares to make a final investment decision for Hinkley Point C. Blog: Why Hinkley Point C is good news for the economy September 23, 2015 Building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C isn’t just about providing low carbon electricity to over five million homes – it’s about powering our economy. Letter: Nuclear is affordable, reliable and low-carbon September 23, 2015 In a letter to The Guardian Keith Parker, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, makes a positive argument for new nuclear. Article: Why we should welcome Chinese investment in the UK’s nuclear programme September 22, 2015 In a Telegraph article Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, outlines why Chinese investment in the UK’s nuclear programme should be welcomed. Blog: Nuclear’s role in a changing energy landscape September 21, 2015 In a blog published on the Department of Energy & Climate Change website, Professor Andrew Sherry writes about the changing energy landscape. HM Treasury update: £2 billion support for Hinkley Point C September 21, 2015 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, insists new nuclear power stations are essential to ensure the UK’s lights stay on. Blog: Why building Hinkley Point C is essential to secure the UK’s energy future September 18, 2015 Read our blog on the reasons why new nuclear power station – Hinkley Point C – is a vital part of the UK’s energy future. Speech: Vincent de Rivaz on Hinkley Point C September 15, 2015 In a speech at Dungeness Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, set out the arguments in favour of investment in Hinkley Point C. Article: We need nuclear now to ensure right mix of low-carbon energy September 11, 2015 In a Daily Telegraph article John Hutton, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, makes the case for new nuclear as part of the future energy mix. Letter: Hinkley Point C will bring great value September 10, 2015 In a letter to the Financial Times, Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, writes about the value that Hinkley Point C will bring to the UK. Letter: New nuclear power stations provide both energy security and low carbon power August 15, 2015 In a letter to the Daily Mail, Keith Parker, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, sets out the economic benefits of new nuclear. Press release: UK companies to benefit from development of Hinkley Point C - suppliers announced July 31, 2015 An EDF Energy press release announces key suppliers for Hinkely Point C and outlining the significant benefits to UK companies.