After construction, 900 highly skilled staff will operate Sizewell C. At least £125 million per year will enter the local economy during construction and £40 million per year during the 60 years of operation.
3,000 UK companies, including nearly 700 East Anglian firms, built Sizewell B during the 1980s and up to 1995. We want to continue the tradition of British companies, especially those from the East of England, winning contracts to work on the construction of our next new power station, Sizewell C.
Over 1,400 East Anglian companies are registered on the Sizewell C online supply chain portal: www.sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk
The portal is a product of the partnership between Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and EDF. When invitations to tender for contracts are announced, this is the place where they are posted. The Chamber has a team dedicated to preparing East Anglian companies for opportunities at Sizewell C.
This means more jobs and opportunities for local people to train, learn new skills and develop a sustainable career. Our priority is helping local communities get ready for the opportunities from Sizewell C. Many people who responded to our consultations stated that young people must have access to the benefits the project will create. As a result, we are stepping up our work with local education and training providers.