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Atkins awarded contract for nuclear new build Sizewell Cís Enabling Works Programme

Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a £5m contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at the Sizewell C site. It will be the first programme of construction work to commence at the proposed nuclear power station, which is to be located immediately to the north of the existing Sizewell B power station, on the Suffolk coast.

The site will comprise of two UK EPR units with an electrical output of approximately 1,670 megawatts (MW) per unit, giving a total site capacity of approximately 3,340MW. Once operational, Sizewell C will be able to generate enough electricity to supply approximately six million (20 per cent) of the UK's homes.

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