A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Welsh Government and the
Sizewell C Consortium. The MoU could potentially see an investment of up to £900 million in
the Welsh nuclear supply chain and up to 4,700 jobs supported across Wales, if the power
station is given the go-ahead.
The Sizewell C Consortium is an organisation of almost 200 businesses and trade unions from
the UK nuclear supply chain focused on building the next nuclear power station at Sizewell.
At the point when construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset nears
completion, this MOU sets out the opportunity for Welsh businesses to be part of the supply
chain for the next build at Sizewell C.
Wales has a long history of working with the nuclear sector, dating from when Trawsfynydd
opened in 1965, and a number of specialist businesses which cater for the sector are based
As well as the investment and employment opportunities, this MOU will help to retain the
nuclear skills base in Wales that has been reinvigorated through the Hinkley Point C supply
To read the Memorandum of Understanding in full click here.
To read how this MoU will affect businesses in Wales, read case studies from:
William Hare & Bangor University
The Sizewell C Consortium consists of over 150 leading businesses and Trade Unions
from across the UK. More information on the Consortium can be found here:
A Development Consent Order has been submitted to the UK Government for Sizewell C which is currently being examined by the Planning Inspectorate.
The Wales Nuclear Forum (WNF) has 60+ members and provides a platform for
strategic engagement between the energy industry and Wales based suppliers. See
here for more details: https://walesnuclearforum.com/