16 Feb 16

Torness nuclear power station: Additional materials for journalists

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

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

  • Torness B-roll
    • Torness sign: 00:03
    • Wide shots of station from beach: 00:21
    • Turbine hall, various shots: 01:04
    • Reactor pile cap: 01:50
    • Mechanical workshop: 02:45
    • Control desk simulator: 03:10
    • Exterior shot from car park: 04:04
    • Visitor Centre, school visit: 04:11
  • Paul Winkle, Station Director: talks about the life extension announcement and what it means for staff, the local community and the UK energy supply
  • Dan Martin, 4th year maintenance apprentice: talks about why he decided to become an apprentice, what the lifetime extension announcement means to him and the people where he lives.
  • Donna Anderson, documentation clerical assistant: Donna, her husband and her daughter are all employed at the power station.  She talks about what the announcement means to her family.
  • Laura Anderson, 4th year maintenance apprentice: talks about the opportunities life extension will offer her in her career.
  • Philip Mellor, owner, Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar: talking about the benefits the power station brings to his business and the local area.

For more information contact:

Fiona McCall
External Communications Manager (Scotland)
01355 846281
07813 232347

EDF Energy in Scotland

In Scotland EDF Energy operates Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian which employ over 1,000 staff and around 500 contracting partners across the two power stations. EDF Energy employs a further 200 office based staff in East Kilbride.  As well as generating enough power to serve some 4 million homes the company also provides gas and electricity to over 80,000 Scottish customers with around half of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation. We operate two windfarms in the Scottish Borders and 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 organisations in the UK, including supplying almost all public sector bodies in Scotland with after being awarded Scotland’s largest electricity supply contract by annual volume from April 2013. 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.