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22nd September 2016
A conference in Cumbria has served to highlight both NuGen’s and the Government’s commitment to UK nuclear new build.
NuGen CEO, Tom Samson, told the Cumbria Nuclear Conference - hosted by Carlisle MP John Stevenson - that NuGen’s Moorside Project is powering ahead in West Cumbria and re-stated the importance of nuclear new build in the UK.
As part of his visit to the region, the Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy took the opportunity to visit the Moorside Site - where NuGen is developing Europe’s largest new nuclear power station which will be capable of generating up to 3.8GW of low-carbon electricity from a sustainable source.
Tom Samson said: “I am delighted that the Secretary of State has taken the opportunity to visit the Moorside site in Cumbria to learn more about the progress we’re making and why our project will be transformational for communities across Cumbria.
“Nuclear new build will have a huge positive impact for the UK economy, with the creation of significant economic activity across the UK nuclear and construction industries and will also be an important catalyst for regional development activities within those communities closest to our site in West Cumbria.
“The visit to Moorside today is further evidence of the UK Government's commitment to nuclear new build and NuGen is thrilled to be playing an important role to support the UK’s commitments to delivering affordable low carbon electricity by the mid 2020s”
NuGen recently completed the second stage of its public consultation on plans for the Moorside Project and is close to completing the site characterisation work, which is essential in developing plans for the site and securing the required licenses and permissions.