Nuclear new build employment scenarios
UK energy demand is increasing and targets for CO2 emissions reductions have to be met at a time when the UK’s established nuclear power stations are coming towards the end of their operational life. If nuclear power is to continue to be part of the overall energy generation mix in future years, new nuclear power stations will have to be built.
As part of its plans, the UK Government has identified eight sites as being suitable for building the next generation of nuclear reactors and this presents the UK’s construction industry with a significant opportunity, providing it has a suitably skilled workforce to carry out the work.
This report was commissioned as a result of the need to gain abetter understanding of the construction workforce requirements for the proposed nuclear new build (NNB) programme and its possible implications for future training requirements.
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