23 Jan 17

Engineer visits Dungeness B power station for the first time in over 50 years

89-year-old who helped design the reactor pressure vessel at Dungeness B visits the power station for the first time since the 1960s

Anthony Cahill, who worked as a steelworks design engineer with Atomic Power Construction Ltd (APC) until 1969, visited Dungeness B today for a surprise site tour. It is the first time Mr Cahill has been back to the station since working on the design of the station’s steelworks in the early 1960s.

“It’s great to be back,” said Mr Cahill, who made the journey down from south east London. “I left before we completed construction so I never actually got to see the finished product.”  The tour was organised by Mr Cahill’s son, Andy, to take his father on a trip down memory lane. 

Tim Yemm, Dungeness B Engineering Manager, said; “We are delighted to welcome Mr Cahill back to the station. It is thanks to his important design work that Dungeness B is still able to produce enough electricity for over 1.5 million homes.”

Free tours by trained visitor guides at Dungeness B are available to the public all year round. For more information on how to book call 01797 343728 or e-mail dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com

For more information contact:

Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765

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.