Allegations in today’s Sunday Telegraph story about Hinkley Point C
Allegations in today’s Sunday Telegraph story about Hinkley Point C are untrue. The role of CGN is not increasing at Hinkley Point C and at no stage did anyone on the project suggest lifting a structure over workers, nor has there been any disagreement over the approach to be taken to the dome lift.
Hinkley Point C is a European designed nuclear reactor - being built with experience and innovation from similar reactors around the world, including the reactors built by EDF, Framatome and CGN at Taishan. This co-operation has always been made public. The majority of the workforce and supply chain at Hinkley Point C is British. British engineers benefit from more than 60 years of experience in building and operating nuclear plants and the UK supply chain is driving innovation and improvements in the plant’s construction.
There are around 30 CGN workers employed in the UK project team out of a total of around 6,000 people.