Hartlepool jobs

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.

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Hartlepool MP welcomes Cygnus jobs

Iain Wright MP welcomes jobs at Hartlepool shipyard Credit: Heerema Fabrication Group SE

Iain Wright, MP for Hartlepool said: “I welcome the extra 250 jobs that have beencreated here.

“We need to ensure that the skills, supply chainand industrial capability we have continue to make Britain a leading player inthe world for this type of engineering and manufacturing.”

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250 jobs boost at Hartlepool shipyard

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright welcome new jobs on Teesside Credit: Heerema Fabrication Group SE

250 new jobs have been created by Heerema Fabrication Group at its yard near Hartlepool.

The news has been welcomed by Hartlepool MP and Shadow Minister for Industry Iain Wright.

The company is working on a contract for the Cygnus gas field development in the southern North Sea.

Cygnus represents an investment of £1.4billion by operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas.

It is the largest southern gas basin discovery for 25 years and at peak will produce enough gas to meet the needs of 1.5million UK homes.

Energy Minister backs new seven-site deal

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."

– Energy Minister Michael Fallon

Energy deal safeguards Hartlepool jobs

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

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