11 May 18

Torness visitor centre celebrates 5th birthday

Torness power station’s visitor centre has celebrated its 5th birthday. EDF Energy’s CEO, Simone Rossi, marked the occasion with a cake cutting during a visit to the site.

He was joined at the five-star visitor attraction by Primary 7 pupils from Chirnside Primary in the Scottish Borders.

More than 20,000 people have passed through the doors of Torness power station’s visitor centre since it opened.

Chief Executive, Simone Rossi, congratulated visitor centre manager Faith Scott and her team of guides on their success: “I am delighted to visit the visitor centre at Torness nuclear power station and see the excellent work that goes on here.”

Station Director Robert Gunn said, “It has been great to welcome Simone and the pupils of Chirnside Primary to the visitor centre. By welcoming groups from schools, universities and the local area we are helping spread the message that nuclear energy provides safe and reliable low carbon electricity for millions of homes.”

Visitor Centre Coordinator Faith Scott, said: “It was great to be able to celebrate this milestone not just with our Chief Executive but with a really enthusiastic group of pupils from one of our local schools. We work hard to make sure all our visitors enjoy their time at Torness and look forward to welcoming thousands more over the next five years.”

As well as offering visitors information on making electricity and tours of the power station the guides also hold special seasonal events. Over the coming weeks there will be a photographic exhibition to celebrate the power station’s 30th anniversary of operation and in June there will be a range of activities including STEM workshops and virtual reality experiences to mark International Women in Engineering Day.

You can contact faith.scott@edf-energy.com for more details.

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Fiona McCall
External Communications Manager (Scotland)
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