Ar hyn o bryd, mae 16 o adweithyddion niwclear yn y DU sy'n cynhyrchu tua un rhan o chwech o'r trydan sydd ei angen arnom. Bydd pump o'r adweithyddion hyn yn darfod erbyn 2030. Yn eu lle, mae'r llywodraeth yn bwriadu comisiynu'r gwaith o adeiladu cenhedlaeth newydd o adweithyddion niwclear ar wyth safle ledled y DU.
Gallai'r gwaith o adeiladu'r adweithyddion hyn ar bob un o'r safleoedd fod yn brosiect sylweddol gwerth biliynau o bunnoedd yn ei rinwedd ei hun a chreu miloedd o swyddi adeiladu yn lleol ac yn genedlaethol. Er enghraifft, pan fydd y gwaith ar Hinkley Point C yng Ngwlad yr Haf ar ei anterth, rhwng oddeutu 2015 a 2023, gellid cyflogi tua 6,000 o bobl.
The types of professions from the construction industry that could be particularly in demand at Hinkley Point C include steel fixers, concretors, scaffolders, civil engineering operatives, construction supervisors and managers, labourers and plant operatives. The main developments they could help to build include:
In addition, there could be a significant number of associated building developments taking place in the surrounding area of Hinkley Point C. The main ones are accommodation campuses for construction workers, park and ride facilities to transport workers, a temporary jetty and refurbished wharf to deliver heavy equipment, a bypass around a nearby village and a series of highway improvement schemes.
The largest Dam in the UK is the Llyn Brianne Dam in South Wales. It is 300f high and holds back 62 million tonnes of water.
To meet the demand for the professions needed to build these developments, key organisations from the construction industry are working together on a number of initiatives. This includes developing frameworks for training programmes and apprenticeships to produce the skilled construction workers that are required.
Authoritative career information and guidance is also being developed to educate existing members of the construction industry and potential new entrants about how they could be part of the nuclear build programme. This will include profiles of relevant construction jobs and case studies of people who are already doing these jobs. These case studies will explore their career paths and particular skills.
For further information about Hinkley Point C, visit EDF Energy’s website