3 Mar 15

Young engineers from Dungeness B visit Romney Marsh Rotary Club

On Thursday 26th February three young engineers from Dungeness B visited the Rotary Club of Romney Marsh to talk about electricity generation and inspire club members into thinking about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

David Donaghy, Indu Rai and Emily Ford, graduates working at the nuclear power station in Kent, spoke about the importance of the UK's energy gap, sustainability, and careers within EDF Energy before engaging club members with an activity to test their science skills.

The audience had to find the best way to support weights using paper structures, representing electricity pylons, and a winner was chosen based on the largest weight supported.

Stephen Aldridge, President of the Club said: "It was a wonderful and informative evening, and I had lots of fun with the challenge. I’m really looking forward to visiting the power station's visitor centre with members of the Club later this year."

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Juliette Sanders
Media Officer (South East)
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Notes to editors

Photo caption:

Back centre and front L-R: Spencer Buck, Steve Aldridge and Frank Thrower of the Romney Marsh Rotary Club, winners of the design challenge.
Back L-R (excl. centre): David Donaghy, Indu Rai and Emily Ford, graduates working at Dungeness B power station.
If you are interested in joining the rotary club please email Frank Thrower the secretary on f.thrower@btinternet.com

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.