Hitachi's £700m deal giving it rights to build a new generation of power plants is exactly the sort of news the UK's engineering and construction sector is looking for.
With Hitachi agreeing to buy the rights to build reactors on existing sites at Wylfa, Anglesey, and Oldbury, near Bristol, the UK nuclear sector has been given stability in the wake of E.On and RWE's withdrawal.
According to David Cameron's figures, the projects look set to support up to 12,000 jobs in the construction phase and many more once the plants are operational. With the involvement of Babcock and Rolls Royce also confirmed the move looks set to boost the propects of professionals in the construction and engineering sectors.
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UK engineering companies Babcock International and Rolls-Royce have signed preliminary contracts to join the Hitachi deal, which the Japanese company said should be completed by the end of November.