14 Aug 15

Sizewell B support for Aldeburgh carnival

A dozen Sizewell B apprentices will join Aldeburgh carnival on Monday as EDF Energy boosts its support for the popular annual event in the seaside town.

The power station has once again pledged £500 to boost carnival coffers and has supported the committee with the event organisation. Members of the Sizewell B visitor centre team will also help judge this year’s carnival procession

This year apprentices from the Sizewell B maintenance team will pitch in as stewards to ensure the safety of visitors and carnival participants. The apprentices will help with traffic management and ensure the float parade passes safely through Aldeburgh. They will also be on hand with collection buckets to raise money for the carnival. Sally Shaw, Sizewell B Engineering Manager, volunteers on the carnival committee in her own time. 

She said: "Aldeburgh carnival is a huge attraction for local people, including our employees so we are delighted to help out with the event."

Sizewell B has 550 employees and 250 contractors who not only work locally but also live in the area and have many fond memories of the carnival.

For more information contact:

Marjorie Barnes
Media Officer (East)
01728 653378
07515 295488

EDF Energy in the East of England

In the East of England EDF Energy operates Sizewell B power station which employs 575 staff and 250 contracting partners. EDF Energy has completed Stage One consultation for Sizewell C which would be capable of supplying power to some 5 million homes and would employ 900 staff when operational.
As well as generating enough power to serve some 2.5million homes the company also provides gas and electricity to 270,000 customers in this region with over half 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, Morrisons and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust right here in the East of England. 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.