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25th June 2015
NuGen’s new Chief Executive, Tom Samson visited West Cumbria this week to meet business leaders, elected representatives and key stakeholders, as the Moorside first-stage public consultation passed the half-way stage.
During the visit, he hosted a dinner with number of the region’s newly-elected representatives, met with high-profile business leaders, and toured the Moorside Project Site, to the north and west of Sellafield.
He was accompanied on the two-day visit by well-known Cumbrian ambassador Professor John Fyfe CBE, who has been instrumental in helping to improve the region’s socio-economics for more than quarter of a century.
Professor Fyfe complimented NuGen on their consultation approach, and the momentum surrounding the Moorside Project.
He said: “Moorside is a fundamental part of transforming West Cumbria’s future - and I am thrilled to be part of this visit and in assisting NuGen’s progress in any way I can.”
Tom Samson also visited a Moorside consultation event, held in Workington, where members of the public had the opportunity to come and have their say on NuGen’s early-stage proposals to build a new nuclear power station capable of generating 3.4GW of electricity – equivalent to 7 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs.
Mr. Samson welcomed the opportunity to meet with people at the centre of NuGen’s plans for Europe’s largest new nuclear development.
He said: “I am proud to be leading the team which will deliver the largest private investment the area has seen.
“I genuinely believe that we have the right team, the right technology and that here in West Cumbria is the right place to make the project a resounding success.”
The public consultation will run until the 25th July. For more information on how to ‘Have Your Say’ visit: www.nugenconsultation.com.