Rolls-Royce nuclear reactor fleet 'massive step forward in cutting UK carbon'

25 Jan 2022
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GMB Union has welcomed an announcement by Rolls Royce the company is to build a new fleet of small modular reactors. 

The company has written to several of England’s regional development bodies and the Welsh government asking them to pitch for the manufacturing site, promising investment of up to £200 million and the creation of up to 200 direct jobs.  

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said: 

“This new fleet of small modular reactors is fantastic news for workers, energy users and the planet. 

“Everyone in the energy business knows there can be no net zero without new nuclear.  

“This is a massive step forward in cutting UK carbon. 

"GMB members in the nuclear industry have been providing low carbon energy for more than sixty years. 

“If politicians are serious about climate change - and a green economic recovery – we need to get spades in the ground for many more nuclear projects, both big and small, built right here in the UK.” 

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