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GMB welcomes 200,000 tonne Hinkley steel order

Thursday, September 8, 2016

GMB Welcomes 200,000 Tonne Hinkley Steel Order For Welsh Firm

At long last we have some good news for the steel industry in South Wales which has seen a big reduction in steel workers in recent times says GMB

GMB, the union for workers in the steel industry, has welcomed EDF’s announcement that Welsh firm Express Reinforcements was the preferred bidder for a 200,000 tonne order of steel for Hinkley point C.

Dave Hulse, GMB national officer for steel, said “This is really good news for both Hinkley point C and the Welsh economy as a whole. At long last we have some good news for the steel industry in South Wales which has seen a big reduction in steel workers in recent times.

With this amount of steel being sourced from Express Reinforcements and Celsa Steel, let’s hope that manufactures like Port Talbot Tata Steel plant and Sheffield Forge Masters award further steel and forging contracts for this project in the UK, so that the positive economic impact of large manufacturing projects can spread to where it’s needed most.”

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Contact: Dave Hulse on 07971 266157, Phil Whitehurst on 07968 338810 or GMB press office on 07358 156846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

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