16 Feb 16

Hartlepool nuclear power station: Additional material for journalists

More photos and a PDF version of the attached infographic are available here.

For b-roll and videos from Hartlepool please click here.

  • B-roll General Views:
    • Hartlepool exterior shots: 00:05
    • Training centre with apprentices 00:52
    • Reactor building 2:22
    • Reactor building with people 2:47 and 4.53
    • Turbine hall: 04:54
    • Turbine hall with people 05:30
  • Simon Parsons, Station Director: talks about the life extension announcement and what it means for staff, the local community and the UK energy supply

  • Sarah Carling, third-year apprentice; Jordan Greaves, craft and instrument technician; and Kate Welford, fourth-year apprentice talk about why they decided to join Hartlepool’s team, what the lifetime extension announcement means to them and the community.

  • Jo Liddell-Fisher, head of careers and work-related learning, English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College: talks about the power station’s strong community links, the innovative mentoring scheme and the role of the Visitor Centre.

  • Jonathan Duke, Aramark’s head of catering at the power station: talks about keeping the 750 plus site team fed and the local employment opportunities that brings


For more information contact:

Juliette Sanders
External Communications Manager - Generation
07875 112599

EDF Energy in the North East

In the North East EDF Energy operates Hartlepool power station which employs over 550 staff and 200 contracting partners and a customer service centre in Doxford, Sunderland which employs 1,750 people. The area also has Teesside offshore wind farm and a number of onshore wind farms. As well as generating enough power to serve some 2.5million homes in this region the company also provides gas and electricity to over 130,000 customers with 30% 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, Morrisons and University of Durham, right here in the North 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.