UK minister denies misleading MPs in nuclear plant steel claim

UK business minister Anna Soubry has countered claims that she misled members of Parliament (MPs) over the capability of UK steelmaker Sheffield Forgemasters to make parts for a planned nuclear power station.

The clarification came after Soubry wrote a letter to MP Iain Wright concerning steel procurement for the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset, south-west England, which will be built by French energy company EDF.

“Regarding large forgings, there are few companies globally that have the capacity to make the ultra-large forgings required for nuclear power plants. It is widely understood...


Viral Shah

February 04, 2016

19:25 GMT