15 September 2016
For immediate release
KIER GROUP PLC
Hinkley Point C nuclear power station - UK Government approval confirmed
Kier Group plc ('Kier'), a leading property, residential, construction and services group, welcomes the announcement by the UK Government confirming its approval for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to go ahead. Once completed, Hinkley Point C station will provide enough electricity to power six million homes throughout the UK.
Kier, in joint venture with BAM Nuttall, has been undertaking site preparation works at Hinkley Point since 2012 and currently has approximately 350 employees working on the project. The joint venture is responsible for a range of preliminary works, including excavations of over 5.6 million cubic metres of material, large scale earthworks, the development of complex terracing structures and the creation of an expansive road network.
Kier Group chief executive, Haydn Mursell said: "Today's decision marks a major step in the UK's nuclear renaissance and reflects the country's commitment to a balanced energy strategy including low carbon energy sources. Kier has excellent and proven capabilities in the nuclear industry and we look forward to working with EDF on the pipeline of opportunities that will arise from this project and on further energy projects in the UK in due course."
Kier press office: +44 (0) 1767 355 903 / +44 (0) 7791 719452
Faeth Birch (Finsbury): +44 (0) 20 7251 3801
Louise Turner-Smith, Head of Investor Relations, Kier +44 (0)7976 790012
Note to Editors:
Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group that invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
About BAM Nuttall
BAM Nuttall Limited is a construction and civil engineering company headquartered in Camberley, United Kingdom. It delivers a portfolio of road, rail, nuclear, and other major projects worldwide. With the financial backing and the expertise of our parent company, Royal BAM Group, BAM Nuttall is well placed to deliver a myriad of projects throughout the UK supported by fellow BAM Group companies, construction experts BAM Construct UK and BAM PPP specialising in public private partnerships.
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