Jobs have been safeguarded in Hartlepool after a major contract to extend the operation of seven UK nuclear power stations has been awarded. 250 new jobs have also been created by Heerema Fabrication Group at its shipyard.
The Energy Minister has shown support after it was announced that jobs have been safeguarded in Hartlepool because of a major contract to extend the operation of seven UK nuclear power stations.
"This shows that nuclear presents big opportunities for highly-skilled jobs, sustainable growth, and the lasting legacy of a UK supply chain. I want to make sure that the UK is at the forefront of this growing industry."
A major contract to continue work at seven UK nuclear power stations, including Hartlepool, has safeguarded 1,000 jobs.
Doosan Babcock's deal with EDF is expected to be worth £70 million.
"Doosan Babcock has a long history of supporting EDF Energy in the UK nuclear sector and we are delighted to have been given this opportunity to further build our relationship.
"The LEA is the result of close collaboration and a great deal of planning from both our companies, and will give EDF Energy access to a range of specialist skills and technologies that will support its UK power generation strategy long into the future."
– Cameron Gilmour, Doosan Babcock's nuclear service director