27 May 16

Dungeness B technician recognised for strong achievements

A technician from Dungeness B power station has won a national award recognising her achievements both in and outside of work.

Materials technician and world-champion weightlifter, Jenn Tibbenham, won this year’s Hannah Woor award at an annual ceremony held by EDF Energy which recognises individuals and teams across the business for their innovation and impact.

The Hannah Woor award celebrates a woman who is new to the industry and has shown inspirational qualities, leadership and excellent personal performance.

Jenn is originally from Idaho and began working as a materials technician at Dungeness B in March last year. She won the award for her achievements and contribution to the team as well as her relentless positive attitude. Jen is also a trained history teacher and one of the world’s strongest women, winning world champion for international all round weight lifting in 2013 and also in 2015, breaking seven world records.

Jenn, who lives in Lydd, said: “I am delighted to have won this special award. Athletic competition has been a crucial part of my life and has taught me to push myself in all aspects of my life in order to continuously improve. My motto is; “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” and whether competing, working or playing I always challenge myself to perform better than the last time.”

Jenn is also heavily involved in Dungeness B’s Women’s Network as a co-chair and gave a talk to members last year titled “Motivation by a World Champion”. Outside of work Jenn volunteers for local charities and is furthering her education as she aspires to be a future leader. 

The award is named after Hannah Woor, who was Head of Design Authority at EDF Energy when she was diagnosed with and bravely fought to overcome a terminal brain tumour. She sadly lost her fight in July last year. She was an inspiration to many employees and demonstrated a positive attitude throughout her illness.

For more information contact:

Juliette Sanders
External Communications Manager - Generation
07875 112599

EDF Energy in the South East

In the South East EDF Energy operates Dungeness B power station which employs over 500 staff and 200 contracting partners.

EDF Energy employs a further 2,500 staff in East and West Sussex with approximately 800 across sites in Crawley, Three Bridges, and East Grinstead and 1,700 across two of our three UK based call centres in Hove and Worthing..

As well as generating enough power to serve some 1.5million homes in this region the company also provides gas and electricity to 730,000 customers with over 20% of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation.

We make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use.

EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest companies in the UK, including sites for Tesco Stores Limited, Ministry of Defence and Morrisons right here in the South East.

Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.