Sizewell C “crucial” for Britain, says energy minister on visit to site

By Rebecca Sodeinde | Published on 17 May 2023 | 2 min read

Energy Minister, Andrew Bowie MP, visited the Sizewell C site as part of a two-day visit to Suffolk on Wednesday.

On a tour led by Sizewell C Managing Directors Julia Pyke and Nigel Cann, the minister was shown the progress being made on advanced civil works at site. He was also taken to see the rich biodiversity neighbouring the site at Wild Aldhurst, Sizewell C’s nature reserve.

Sizewell C's Environment Manager Steve Mannings takes Energy Minister Andrew Bowie on a tour of Wild Aldhurst, Sizewell C's nature reserve

Sizewell C’s Environment Manager Steve Mannings takes Energy Minister Andrew Bowie on a tour of Wild Aldhurst, Sizewell C’s nature reserve

In a tweet following the visit, Mr Bowie said, “Great to see the sheer scale of @sizewellc today – a crucial part of our plans to power up Britain, offering cheaper and more secure energy. Incredible to think this site could power a staggering 6million homes – and provide as many as 10,000 jobs.”

Prior to the tour of site, the minister was joined by local MP, Tom Hunt, to meet students at Suffolk New College’s recently-opened Net Zero Centre. Sizewell C is working in close collaboration with Suffolk New College and several other local education institutions to ensure the region has the skills needed to reach Net Zero and young people can pursue high-skilled jobs without having to leave Suffolk.

(L-R): Julia Pyke, Sizewell C Managing Director for Financing; Nigel Cann, Sizewell C Managing Directory for Delivery;  Andrew Bowie, Energy Minister; Alan Pease, Suffolk New College Principal; Tom Hunt, Member of Parliament for Ipswich.

Posted by Rebecca Sodeinde

Rebecca is the Digital Communications Manager for the Sizewell C project.